Double Strokes – Drum Rudiments for Spirit Music Meet-Ups
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Rudimental Chart Collections containing Double-Stroke Rudiments:
Note: If a Double-Stroke is “expanded/relaxed/loosened” for a more “opened-texture” and given a Note/Time-value as with the Single-Strokes, like R R L Front-Side Triplet or R R L R Reverse Paradiddle, these rudiments will be found on the Diddles page. As in the 4-Stroke Rolls R r L R, if the Double-Stroke R r is “contracted/compressed” for a more “closed-texture” into grace-notes of an unspecified Note/Time-value and connected as a Setup to a Principle-Stroke like into rrL R Drag Tap, then this rudiment will found on the Drags & Ruffs Page. The level of complexity and uniqueness of sound has caused others in history to classify them differently, but you really should view them as all related on a spectrum of open-to-closed texture.
Note: Double-Stroke Rolls have a Single-Stroke (often accented) at the beginning (R l l r r) for a Release rhythmic-energy-contour, at the end (r r l l R) for a Buildup rhythmic-energy-contour, or at both ends (R l l r r L) for a Dip rhythmic-energy-contour like a Samba, so make sure to practice them all 3 ways!
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