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1. Find a flat surface to set your device on. This can be a music stand, an end table, ect…
2. Set your device just behind your hi-hat so you can see without having to turn your neck too far.
3. Use headphones that cover your entire ears, so you can clearly hear the examples.
4. Shut out distractions! For the time you are playing do not check text messages or social media.
5. Repeat videos multiple times, even if you can go faster. The point here is to get repetitions!
6. Treat this as a workout. When you finish, you should feel like you worked hard and your muscles should be tired.
Multiple Bounce Roll (Buzz Roll) | Introduction
An online drum lesson on the buzz roll.
This drum rudiment goes by many names: Formally as a 'Multiple Bounce Roll', but most people just call this exercise a buzz roll. Arguably, getting a snare buzz roll mastered is one of the top 3 most important factors to your playing. It such a unique sound, and technique, buzz rolls add an entirely new depth to your drumming.
Because the snare buzz roll take a little while to master, we've done this rudiment at a five different speeds for the first step in this course, spanning from 80 BPM to 160 BPM. We did this so you can take some time to get the technique under your hands at a slow speed, and then be able to connect the buzzes at a faster tempo, so it sounds like one long roll.
Practice Drumming is about getting a drumming workout.
Remember that our methodology in this website is not only to teach you about new drum rudiments, but to give you play along videos so you can actually make a practice session out of your time here.
In addition, we give you printable, pdf sheet music, that is easy to read and well labeled. The drum notation is also embedded into the video, and as an image in the following pages.
Spend some extra time practicing here.
The Buzz Roll is a rudiment that is incredibly unique, and has no others that use this same technique. If there is anything you could spend extra time practicing on, it would be this rudiment.
Click onto the next drum lesson, and let's get you started on how to get the multiple bounce roll, or buzz roll, integrated into your playing.