Adding eighth note feet ostinatos to the single stroke 9 both starting and ending on the beat.
In this lesson you will focus on adding eighth note feet under the single stroke nine. The purposes of this is to develop co ordination and hand speed. 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 and reverse 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.
Use the 2 minute rule to aim for the following target tempos. This list covers from a beginner to a veteran player so potentially represents several years worth of practice. The note values referenced in this list refer to the quicker note of the rudiment.
- Level 0: Crotchets and Quavers at 120bpm
- Level 1: Quavers and Semi Quavers at 100bpm
- Level 2: Semi Quavers at 120bpm
- Level 3: Semi Quavers at 140bpm
- Level 4: Semi Quavers at 160bpm & Demi Semi Quavers at 80bpm
- Level 5: Semi Quavers at 180bpm & Demi Semi Quavers at 90bpm
- Level 5+: Semi Quavers at 200+bpm & Demi Semi Quavers at 100+bpm
I recomend covering our lesson on The Single Stroke 9 With Each Hand On A Different Drum next.