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How to play Rolls with speed, endurance and precision

Download Roll drum rudiments pdf  Arrow   This drum lesson dedicated to drum rudiments, presents the various basic Rolls, with single and double strokes. You can get speed, endurance and precision only with a correct approach and a lot of practice.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Roll drum rudiments

Rolls are possibly the most known fundamentals of percussive technique and the skill to do them is one of drummers' most sought-after goals. In this lesson you'll see the main single and double stroke continous Rolls, and the various Rolls with the accent on the last stroke. A good command of all these rhythmic figures will give you better endurance and add variety to your expressive skills. Also with the exercises in the drum sheet it's very important to raise the speed of Rolls gradually, mantaining a relaxed posture with the sticks and a good control of breathing.

For a deeper level of exercise, you should alternate the right hand role with the left hand, and you should play double stroke Rolls also with single strokes.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Roll drum rudiments is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

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