The Single Stroke 5 With Eighth Note Feet

Adding quarter note feet ostinatos to the single stroke 5 both starting and ending on the beat.

As you saw in our lesson on adding Quarter Note Feet, applying feet under this rudiment is pretty straight forward. In this lesson you will focus on adding eighth note feet to get a feel for how the co ordination aspect of these exercises fit. For each foot pattern I have shown both the version starting on the beat and the version that ends on the beat and each of these have standard, reverse and alternating sticking given. It is important to learn each of these stickings with each given foot pattern. The given feet patterns will be similar to those shown in previous lessons on a similar topic for different rudiments.

Remember to practice with a metronome as much as possible and to start the exercises at a low tempo. Only start raising the speed when you have the placement of all notes correct.


Exercise 1

Adding eighth note feet under a single stroke 5

Exercise 2

Adding eighth note feet under a single stroke 5

Exercise 3

Adding eighth note feet under a single stroke 5

Exercise 4

Adding eighth note feet under a single stroke 5

Exercise 5

Adding eighth note feet under a single stroke 5

Exercise 6

Adding eighth note feet under a single stroke 5

TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm with good hand technique.
  2. Use all three sticking patterns with each exercise.
  3. Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
  4. Play all 6 exercises as a continuous 6 bar pattern, then repeat.

Up Next

I recomend covering our lesson on The Single Stroke Five With Each Hand On A Different Drum under a 16th note single stroke roll next.