16th To 32nd Doubles Hand Speed Exercise

Continue developing your hand speed with this double stroke exercise using 32nd notes.

The exercises in this lesson will sound exactly the same as those in our 16th To 32nd Doubles Hand Exercise, only you will now use double strokes instead of singles. As in the previous lesson, remember at all times to make sure your notes are all clear and even whilst using proper hand technique. Don't let the left hand play softer than the right and keep your hands in the optimal playing position. All exercises below will be in the time signature of 4/4 using double stroke roll sticking.


Exercise 1 - 1 Beat Changes

Play 1 beats worth of 16th notes followed by 1 beats worth of 32nd notes. You will fit this exercise twice into one bar.

16th Note to 32nd Note hand exercise.


Exercise 2 - 2 Beat Changes

Play 2 beats worth of 16th notes followed by 2 beats worth of 32nd notes.

16th Note to 32nd Note hand exercise.


Exercise 3 - 4 Beat Changes

Play a full bars worth of 16th notes followed by a full bars worth of 32nd notes.

16th Note to 32nd Note hand exercise.


Exercise 4 - Eighth Note Changes

Play a half a beats worth of 16th notes followed by a half a beats worth of 32nd notes. This exercise fits four times into a bar. Watch the sticking of this exercise, it might not be what you'd expect.

16th Note to 32nd Note hand exercise.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, aim to get the exercises up to a tempo of around 110bpm.
  2. Experiment with different lengths to further improve your hand speed.
  3. Reverse each exercise.