Learn How To Play The Six Stroke Roll
The six stroke roll is a rudiment that is not as popular as its’ brothers; however developing this pattern is a must. The six stroke roll is a distinct pattern that can be incorporated in many different fills beats and solos. It obviously consists of 6 strokes, 2 singles and 2 doubles. It is played – Right Left Left Right Right Left. Make sure you are practicing this leading with both hands. When you practice this rudiment, practice it slow to make sure you are playing it correctly. When you play it fast, it can sometimes sound muddy, so make sure you are playing six strokes. Mastering this rudiment will help develop your stick control, and broaden your variety around the drum set! This is what the six stroke roll looks like:
Make sure you are playing this rudiment with the proper stick grip. Practicing any rudiment with incorrect hand placement could hurt you physically, as well as hinder your performance. So check this guide to learn how to properly hold your drumsticks. Also, if this practice is feeling awkward at all, you may be using the wrong stick size. Check out this lesson on selecting the right drum stick for you!
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