Sticking For The Single Stroke 5 In 3/4

Applying the single stroke 5 sticking to the time signature of 5/4.

In this lesson you will be applying the single stroke 5 sticking in the time signature of 3/4. The standard sticking doesn't quite fit within this context, but when played over two bars the start of the rudiment will line up with the start of the bar again. As you can see in the second exercise, the abbreviated sticking fits really nicely in this time signature. As with all rudiment exercises, use this to develop your technique. You should also ensure all dynamic levels are even.


Exercise 1

Two bars of single stroke 5 played in 3/4.

The single stroke 5 in 3/4.


Exercise 2

The abbreviated sticking of the single stroke 5 played in 3/4.

The single stroke 5 in 3/4.


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm.
  • Try adding feet as both eighth and quarter notes.
  • Orchestrate each of the given patterns.
  • Extend the pattern over several bars.