This lessons follows on from our Single Stroke 4 Sticking lesson. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson. The feet patterns used in this lesson will be similar to those used in other rudiments.
All exercises in this lesson will involve playing a quarter note foot pattern underneath both versions of the single stroke 4. It is hugely important that these notes are played exactly at the same time so I strongly recommend you work through the lessons in this Hand to Foot Syncronization Exercise. Practice all exercises with both standard, reversed and alternate sticking.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercises up to a tempo of at least 135bpm with good hand technique.
- Use all three sticking patterns with each exercise.
- Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
- Play all 6 exercises as a continuous 6 bar pattern, then repeat.