Rock Drumming System

Learn How To Play The Single Stroke Seven

The single stroke seven rudiment is a popular rudiment designed for quick shots and fast rolls. It is very similar to the single stroke four; however you are adding 3 more notes to create a 7 stroke pattern. The single stroke seven is meant to be played at faster tempos to create quick sound. You should practice this drum rudiment to work on your stick speed and control. Because there are only seven notes in this roll, you will not work your endurance that much; however it is good to work on your stick speed. You can play this with a triplet feel, or with just regular 8th or 16th notes. Try these few examples to get further acquainted with this rudiment.



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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