Applying some different single stroke 9 stickings to the new time signature.
In this lesson you will be translating the single stroke 9 to the time signature of 6/8. When holding the last stroke of this for a crotchet, the rhythm fits quite nicely within the bar but has an odd feel to it. When the last stroke is only held for a quaver things become a little more interesting. In this case it ends up taking five bars for the rhythm of the rudiment to line up with the start of a bar again and you will notice in each bar the longer note moves left in the bar an eighth note.
Listed below are four exercises on this idea, a note on their construction is included in each. As with all rudiment exercises, use this to develop your technique. You should also ensure all dynamic levels are even.
The single stroke 9 in 6/8 with the held note at the end of the pattern as a crotchet.
The previous rhythm edited to have an eighth note for the longer stroke. Notice it now takes five bars for the rhythm to line up again.
Similar to exercise 1 but starting with the longer stroke.
Switching the longer stroke from the previous exercise to a quaver, again this takes five bars to line back up with itself.
- 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.