single strokes

Single Stroke Roll

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 2 min Category: Rudiments

The single stroke roll is the fundamental basis of everything that we are going to do with the instrument. The most important aspect of this rudiment is the motion that you use to motivate the stick and create a nice, relaxed bounce action from the stick.

Intro to Single Stroke Motions (Alternate Strokes)

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Rudimental Crash Course

We apply our motions that we learned to alternating single strokes.  We will practice these for now as eighth notes and sixteenth notes. This is one of 65 lessons based on hand technique with Ralph Humphrey.

Basic Rock Beat, Single Strokes, Dynamics

Teacher: Al Velasquez Length: 9 min Category: Vocabulary

There is a lot to learn in this lesson. Spend as much time as you need on two part exercises using the snare drum and high-hat and then proceed to 3-part exercises adding the bass drum.

Holding the Sticks, Free Bounce, Single Strokes

Teacher: Al Velasquez Length: 6 min Category: Hand Technique, Technique, Vocabulary

This lesson should be reviewed every time you start practicing for the first few weeks.

Intro to Single Stroke Motions (Alternate Strokes)

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Technique

We apply our motions that we learned to alternating single strokes.  We will practice these for now as eighth notes and sixteenth notes.

Single Stroke Motions (Alternate Strokes) on Drum Set

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 14 min Category: Technique

Let's take our bounce stroke motions and apply it to the drum set and experiment with some simple voicings.

Single Stroke Development

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 13 min Category: Technique

This lesson presents an exercise that will strengthen and develop our single stroke roll.

Intro to Single Stroke Motions (Alternate Strokes)

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Technique

We apply our motions that we learned to alternating single strokes.  We will practice these for now as eighth notes and sixteenth notes.

Single Stroke Development Into Triplets

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Technique

Let's take the principles from the previous lesson's exercise and apply them in a triplet context.  You learn how to count and subdivide the triplets while playing your alternating single stroke roll.

Intro to Syncopation Using Single Strokes

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 21 min Category: Technique

In music, there are beats and subdivisions which receive natural stress internally.  This differs for each meter.  This is the foundation for the concept of syncopation which Ralph will go deep into detail defining and demonstrating.