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Learn How To Play The Triple Stroke Roll

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The triple stroke roll is a very powerful rudiment to learn. It consists of 3 notes on each stick. This is similar to the double stroke roll; however instead of playing two notes each, you play three. This rudiment is played with a triplet feel because of the number of notes. This rudiment works on your stick control and endurance. Working on the triple stroke roll will help you develop your doubles with your sticks. This rudiment is very popular in Jazz fills and triplet based grooves. Here is the triple stroke roll.

Here is a quick video example of the triple stroke roll on a practice pad:

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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