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Exercises with rolls and accents - Lesson 1

Download Snare drum Rolls and accents 1 pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson, dedicated do advanced studies about the snare drum, contains a series of exercises alternating double strokes Rolls and Accents.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Rolls and accents 1

In these snare drum exercises you'll find the same schemes from the first lesson about Accents, with the inclusion of Rolls between an accented stroke and the other.
In this case they are sixteenths of double strokes played by the right and the left hand. What you get is an alternation of Rolls made by 3, 5, 7 and 9 strokes, separated by the accented strokes on the eights.

Like before, after you have played and learnt every single exercise in the drum sheet, repeat all the sequence of exercises in a row.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Snare drum rolls and accents is a part of the published advanced drum lessons.
The advanced drum lessons are directed to the drummer who has some experience, who knows the percussion instruments, musical theory and basic drum techniques and wishes to improve his knowledge and his skills. In this part of the method for drums you'll find some exercises to improve the techniques you have learnt in the basic lessons, a deeper knowledge about different rhythms, and some studies about style and technique of some great drummers, from past and present times.
Reading the drum sheet music and the transcriptions in some of the following lessons requires a good knowledge of musical writing; even experienced drummers can find something new to learn in these pages.

Topics in the advanced drum lessons and in the online drum lessons' published drum sheet music are: Snare drum studies, Advanced drum beats and Drum solo transcriptions, with transcriptions of drum solos by Michael Bland, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Dave Weckl, Tony Williams.