Reverse Sticking Single Stroke Roll In Groups Of Four

Creating more simple orchestrations that move around the kit in a set grouping but starting on the left hand.

In this lesson you will be taking a basic groups of four orchestration but applying it to the reverse sticking version of the rudiment. Each of these groups of four will then be played on a different drum as you'd expect, but each block now starts on a left hand. These exercises will be slightly harder than before as you will be moving in a very odd way. The intention here is to improve your co ordination whilst giving more options for part construction. These patterns will work well as fills without any adjustment.

Feet have been included in all exercises. For this concept it is acceptable to use the same drum twice within a bar as long as two groups of four aren't played on the same drum in a row. For example '4x Snare, 4x High Tom, 4x Mid Tom, 4x Snare' is acceptable but '4x Snare, 4x Snare, 4x High Tom, 4x Mid Tom' is not.


Exercise 1

Single stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 2

Single stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 3

Single stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 4

Single stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 5

Single stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 6

Single stroke roll played as groups of four

Tasks

Use the 2 minute rule to aim for the following target tempos. This list covers from a beginner to an experienced player so potentially represents several years worth of practice.

  • Level 0: 60bpm
  • Level 1: 90bpm
  • Level 2: 120bpm
  • Level 3: 140bpm
  • Level 4: 160bpm & Demi Semi Quavers at 80bpm
  • Level 5: 180bpm & Demi Semi Quavers at 90bpm
  • Level 5+: 200+bpm & Demi Semi Quavers at 100+bpm
  • Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  • Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.
  • Apply the orchestration concept to the rudiment in various other time signatures and note values.
  • Apply the concept as a fill in your general playing.