Sticking For The Single Stroke 9 In 3/4

Applying three different single stroke 9 stickings to the new time signature.

In this lesson you will be applying three different single stroke 9 stickings in the time signature of 3/4. If we alter the rhythm slightly this actually fits really nicely and you can see this in the first example. When the original rhythm is applied, a syncopated rhythm is created and this takes four bars for the start of the rudiment to line up with the start of the bar. Things get even more interesting if we use the shorter version of the rhythm that ends on a quaver. This version takes five bars to get back in sync again.

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 9 played in 3/4 ending on a crotchet instead of a minim.

The single stroke 9 in 3/4.


Exercise 2

The standard minim rhythm.

The single stroke 9 in 3/4.


Exercise 3

A shortened version of the rudiment ending on a quaver.

The single stroke 9 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.