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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.
Single Stroke Roll | Intro
Welcome to your drum lesson on the Single Stroke Roll rudiment!
Learning drum rudiments online can be intimidating: More often than not, you see lesson explanations that talk too much, play WAY to fast and don't spend the time to slow down their snare exercises. You obviously know how to alternate your hands, so truly, what is a Single Stroke Roll and how does it differ? How do you play a Single Stroke Roll and what defines this rudiment?
These are great questions and because of these common problems, we've worked extremely hard to give you the answers through the following: snare drum exercises, drum beats, and fills, ALL based on Single Stroke Roll exercises.
Our methodology across this entire website is simple: We want you to learn through playing!
That said, we still give you optional explanations, and drum sheet music that you can print and use on your own. By watching our videos, and playing along, not only will you learn your rudiments, but you'll slowly start to understand how to read drum notation.
Here's what we give you:
We give you the snare drum notation:
- As a printable pdf sheet.
- As an image in the website, underneath the video.
- And in the video, with a counter so you can see what we're playing in real time.
To this last point - We understand that musical symbols can be complex to understand! This is why we added our musical notation with a counter so you can see what we're playing, as it is being played. Pretty cool huh?
Here's what you need to know:
- We explain the Single Stroke Roll exercises briefly before each lesson. We understand that your time is limited and you only have so much time dedicated to playing. Because of this, we'd rather have you learn through playing than talking.
- We work you through how to play a Single Stroke Roll on the snare drum, around the drum set, and as several different drum beats and fills.
- Spend as much time as possible playing.
Move onto the next video, and we'll get you started on your Single Stroke Roll drum lesson!