How to properly hold your sticks. Index finger and thumb wrapped around the stick palm facing up with your three other fingers pressing the stick into the middle of your palm.
How to hold your stick at the beginning of your stroke. Hold your stick slightly below the balance point and let the the back end drop keeping your fingers on the stick.
Stroke the drum pad slightly off centre and put a little pressure on your fingers once you have struck the drum pad so that the stick rebounds back into the starting position.
Hold both sticks as instructed before so that they for a V on the drum pad with your elbows slightly extended so that your palms face down.
To do a double stroke roll strike the drum pad and add pressure on the stick using your three back fingers so that the drum stick strikes the pad a second time. Master each hand and increase speed.
A five stroke roll, start at the speed of eighth notes and increase the speed of each stroke utilizing the double roll for the first right and left ending with a single stroke. Accelerate as required.
This the speed at which you want to play your five stroke rolls once you have mastered double stroke rolls with both hands. Remember to keep your strokes and not dampen the sound while playing.
The completed 5 stroke roll from an alternate view point.
5 stroke rolls in the context of a percussion piece.
Created by Imran Chowdhury.
Created by Devon Shulist.