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Learn How To Play The Seven Stroke Roll

The seven stroke roll is yet another rudiment incorporating single and double strokes. Like the 5 stroke roll, you want to make sure you are playing this rudiment correctly. This rudiment contains seven strokes, three double strokes followed by a single stroke. It is played – Right  Right  Left  Left  Right  Right  Left. Again, make sure you are practicing this rudiment leading with both hands. A lot of drummers stop practicing their rolls past the five stroke roll, this is a mistake since they are all different and have their own place in music. Being able to control your sticks to play 7 strokes at fast tempos will increase your skills around the drum set big time. The seven stroke roll can be written in a few different ways. Check out both ways below!



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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