Double Stroke 16ths With Feet

Developing the sixteenth note snare rudiment by adding the feet as various note values.

This lesson is a continuation of our our Double Stroke Roll Sticking and Double Stroke 8ths With Feet lessons, the content will be much more straight forward if you have covered these previously.

The exercises in this lesson will be very similar to our previous lesson on adding feet but this time the note values will be doubled. Through all exercises the hands will be playing sixteenth notes and in the first set of exercises the feet will play quarter notes and the second set eighth notes. The hands will use a double stroke sticking at all points and a note is included to describe what is going on with the feet.

The aim with these patterns is to improve your hand - foot syncronization and co ordination whilst further developing your hand technique.


Exercise 1

In this first exercise you play a right hand on the snare with a bass drum on beat 1 then again on beats 2 3 and 4, the rest of the bar is filled with a normal Double stroke roll:

Adding crotchet feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 2

The second exercise is the same only the bass drum is substituted for a left foot on the hi hat:

Adding crotchet feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 3

In this exercise you will play alternating bass drums and hi hats with the feet:

Adding crotchet feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 4

And finally, the same as the previous exercise but starting with a hi hat:

Adding crotchet feet under semi quaver hands


TASKS

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  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all 4 exercises up to a tempo of at least 110bpm.
  2. Take two of the exercises above and turn them into a 2 bar long repeated pattern.

In the following exercises the feet will be playing eighth notes. These are great for your foot stamina.


Exercise 1

Adding quaver feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 2

The second exercise is the same only the bass drum is substituted for a left foot on the hi hat:

Adding quaver feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 3

In this exercise you will play alternating bass drums and hi hats with the feet:

Adding quaver feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 4

This exercise is the same as the previous exercise but starting with a hi hat:

Adding quaver feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 5

Here we play two notes on the bass drum followed by two on the hi hat, so we have two sets of doubles going on, one on the hand the other on the feet:

Adding quaver feet under semi quaver hands


Exercise 6

And finally, the same as the previous exercise but reversed:

Adding quaver feet under semi quaver hands


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all 6 exercises up to a tempo of at least 110bpm.
  2. Take two of the exercises above and turn them into a 2 bar long repeated pattern.