This lessons follows on from our Single Stroke Five Sticking lesson and will be quite similar to This Lesson applying the same orchestration concept to the single stroke roll. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from these lessons.
In this very simple orchestration concept each hand will just play a different drum. For example, in the first exercise the right hand plays the floor tom and the left hand plays the high tom. This is a great one for giving the rudiment a melodic feel and is a very simple way to get used to the rudiment being moved away from the snare.
Remember, you hands will always be playing a single stroke five in all exercises of this series. In the later exercises the orchestration switches at various points in the bar. I have included feet in all exercises, it may be worth removing them whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons. I have included both versions of the sticking for this rudiment but try each orchestration idea with both rhythms.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
- Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.