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:  Drums-Tech-Stick Control- Progressively longer Single Strokes using 2 techniques


Video:  Drums-Tech-Stick Control- Progressively combine rebound strokes and Double-Time single-strokes


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)


Video:  Drum-Tech-Stick Control- pg 10 Gleaning from Drumstick Control, Jeff Moore – Accent Singles builders with Pumping


Video:  Drum-Tech-Stick Control- pg 11 Gleaning from Drumstick Control, Jeff Moore – Quads Singles Fill-ins


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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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