The Single Stroke Roll With Quarter Note Toms

A single stroke roll orchestration where all notes are played on the snare except those on a numbered count creating a 'simulated accent' pattern.

As with the 'Triangle Pattern', this Single Stroke Roll Orchestration lesson will come away from the idea of moving in set groupings. In this lesson you will be playing all notes on the snare, except for those on a numbered count which will be played on a tom. The toms will then 'accent' the quarter note counts, this could be described as 'simulated accents'. This is a very simple idea but is a great one for fill construction. In later lessons you will expand on this further by moving the toms at different note values, using crashes and then combining these ideas.

As always, feet have been included in all exercises but experiment with different patterns to those shown If you are finding an exercise difficult it would be worth removing the feet until you are comfortable with the hands.


Exercise 1

Single stroke roll played with simulated accents


Exercise 2

Single stroke roll played with simulated accents


Exercise 3

Single stroke roll played with simulated accents


Exercise 4

Single stroke roll played with simulated accents


Exercise 5

Single stroke roll played with simulated accents


Exercise 6

Single stroke roll played with simulated accents


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.

Up Next

I recomend covering our lesson on the Single Stroke Roll With Eighth Note Toms next.