Single Strokes Drum Rudiments

 

Single Strokes Drum Rudiments – Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Single Strokes Drum Rudiments for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

 

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Single-Stroke Rudiments - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

 

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.

 

 

Intro page of Techniques for Single-Strokes vs. other stroke in Drum Rudiments

 

Video:  Singles – RH and LH Lead

 

Video: RH full-stroke Accents on the Beats, LH tap-strokes on the Off-Beats

 

Video:  RH tap-strokes on the Beats, LH Accent full-strokes on the Off-Beats

 

Video:  Accents of 1-bar RH “beat” to 1-bar LH “offbeat” accents

 

Video:  Accents Transition from RH “beat” to LH “offbeat” accents

 

Video:  Accents as a 1/16-note Samba R l r L

 

Video:  Accents as a 1/16-note Samba L r l R

 

Video:  Singles – Using your wrists and fingers

 

Video:  Singles – As relaxed bursts to build speed

 

Video:  Single-Stroke 3 and Single-Stroke 4 rudiments also played as Rolls or 3-Stroke and 4-Stroke Ruffs

 

 

 

 

Fill-in 1 rudiment to create another - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

Video:  Singles – Filling in Quadruple-Strokes and Triple-Strokes

 

Video – 22PWG:  Filling in Triples to create Sextuplets and other Single-Stroke Rolls (SS3, SS5, SS7)

 

 

 

 

Expand the Single-Strokes to create bigger Rudiments - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

Video – 22PWG:  Singles Expansion to Infinity

 

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.

 

Video:  Triplets – RLR, LRL as: DUT

 

Video:  Triplets – Rebounding the LH

 

Video:  Triplets – As an 1/8-note Triplet Beat with a 4-Feel BD

 

Video:  Triplets – As an 1/8-note Triplet Beat with BD on every RH for 1/4-note Triplet Feel

 

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