Single Strokes Drum Rudiments – Spirit Music Meet-Ups
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Rudimental Chart Collections containing Single Strokes Drum Rudiments:
Note: Singles R or L can also be included with Double-Strokes R r L l in a more “expanded/looser” or “opened-texture” manner like R L L Back-Side Triplet or R L R R Paradiddle, but then these expanded Doubles would take precedence over the Singles due their deeper complexity, causing the rudiment to be found on the Diddles page, but if the Doubles are kept “compressed/contracted as in a R r L l R 5-Stroke Roll, then the rudiment will be found on the Doubles page. Also, if the Singles are “compressed/contracted” into a more “closed-texture” as grace-note strokes of unspecified Note/Time-value as a Setup to the Principle-Stroke like the 3-Stroke Ruff rlR, 4-Stroke Ruff lrlR or even the variation rllR, then those would be found on the Drags & Ruffs page, whereas the Flams lR or rL would be found on the Flams 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.
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Note: Triplets is a general term for an artificially-notated Ternary-group of 3 notes in the place of 2 notes, but it can also refer to any 3 strokes such as Alternating-Singles R L R or L R L found below, Front-Side Triplets R R L or L L R and Back-Side Triplets R L L or L R R found on the Rudiments – Diddles page, and R R R or L L L or rolled as R r r L l l . . . found on the Rudiments – Triples page.
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