Single Stroke 4 Fills In Staggered Groups

Taking the orchestration idea of playing each beats worth of rudiment ending on the beat on a different drum and building fills from it.

In the fills that follow you will be combining the versions of the single stroke 4 that start and end on the beat. This creates a staggered effect that has a really cool sound. You can combine the idea present here with the Ending On The Kick and all other orchestration and fill contructions ideas covered previously to create some really interesting parts.

In each exercise on this page you will be given a rhythmic idea played on the snare followed by orchestrations of the idea. At the bottom of the page I have provided some four bar patterns that use the fill in the fourth bar to show how these would fit in with a groove..


Exercise 1

In this example you will be play a four stroke roll followed by an extra 8th note twice followed by a straight version of the rudiment. Phrase markings have been included in the notation to clarify:

The first single stroke four rhythm

Orchestration 1

Rhythm 1 orchestrated


Orchestration 2

Rhythm 1 orchestrated


Orchestration 3

Rhythm 1 orchestrated


Exercise 2

This is a reversed version of the previous exercise. Again, phrase markings have been included to clarify the rhythm:

Rhythm 2

Orchestration 1

Rhythm 2 orchestrated


Orchestration 2

Rhythm 2 orchestrated


Orchestration 3

Rhythm 2 orchestrated


Exercise 3

In this version you combine the two versions of the single stroke 4 by playing one after the other:

Rhythm 3

Orchestration 1

Rhythm 3 orchestrated


Orchestration 2

Rhythm 3 orchestrated


Orchestration 3

Rhythm 3 orchestrated


Exercise 4

In this exercise you take the same idea as the previous exercise but reverse the order you use the versions:

Rhythm 4

Orchestration 1

Rhythm 4 orchestrated


Orchestration 2

Rhythm 4 orchestrated


Orchestration 3

Rhythm 4 orchestrated


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, all exercises and orchestrations up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create four or eight bar patterns using the fills presented above.

Listed below are several four bar patterns the incorporate the fills presented above.


Phrase 1

This example takes rhythm 1 from the previous page and adds some flams to the orchestration.

An Example Piece


Phrase 2

The fill in this example takes rhythm 3 from the previous page and turns it into a half bar fill.

An Example Piece


Phrase 3

The fill in this example takes rhythm 2 and adds Sextuplets at the end.

An Example Piece


Phrase 4

This examples turns rhythm 4 into a two bar pattern and adds Accents.

An Example Piece


Phrase 5

The fill here takes rhtyhm 1 from the previous page and adds crashes.

An Example Piece