#1
How do you do a double stroke drum roll? is it all wrist, forearm, fingers, What? i could never do a smooth roll...
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I use my wrist and my fingers, bring the first beat down with the wrist and the second with the fingers - I've never been taught though so thats just how I do it. I call it an open roll however.
#3
Quote by Tom Martin
I use my wrist and my fingers, bring the first beat down with the wrist and the second with the fingers - I've never been taught though so thats just how I do it. I call it an open roll however.

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#4
well, you could slowly just work on RR LL RR LL RR etc..

or just kinda do it like a closed buzz roll, and think of it more open. kinda lift the sticks and let them bounce more.
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Quote by Tom Martin
I use my wrist and my fingers, bring the first beat down with the wrist and the second with the fingers - I've never been taught though so thats just how I do it. I call it an open roll however.


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#7
Accent the second note of every stroke, so it would be rR lL rR lL etc. This helps as the fast you beome, the more the dynamic thins out to a consistant double stroke, however if you play RR LL RR LL , you will get your double stroke fine, but it will sound bad after a while as you wont get a clean note out of the second hit.

As Tom Martin said, thats pretty much it. But I seriously suggest you start off (as dumb as it sounds) using just your wrists in a real exagerated movement, this will stop you becoming lazy with your fingers as you will lose the power. WHEN youve given your wrists a bloody good work out, then move on to your fingers.

Snapping the wrist and then the fingers is nearly whats called "freehand" technique. this is where you almost rely completley on the heads rebound, and ability to get the fulcrum (pivot) of the stick dead right.

The next step from a double stroke is Moeller technique, im not even gonna to try and explain it, but check out my vids on differnt types of drums rolls www.youtube.com/nickdixon99
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Quote by nick dixon
Accent the second note of every stroke, so it would be rR lL rR lL etc. This helps as the fast you beome, the more the dynamic thins out to a consistant double stroke, however if you play RR LL RR LL , you will get your double stroke fine, but it will sound bad after a while as you wont get a clean note out of the second hit.

As Tom Martin said, thats pretty much it. But I seriously suggest you start off (as dumb as it sounds) using just your wrists in a real exagerated movement, this will stop you becoming lazy with your fingers as you will lose the power. WHEN youve given your wrists a bloody good work out, then move on to your fingers.

Snapping the wrist and then the fingers is nearly whats called "freehand" technique. this is where you almost rely completley on the heads rebound, and ability to get the fulcrum (pivot) of the stick dead right.

The next step from a double stroke is Moeller technique, im not even gonna to try and explain it, but check out my vids on differnt types of drums rolls www.youtube.com/nickdixon99



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#9
I would think it would take practice.

LL RR LL RR etc.

I have mastered the bounce triplet lol.

i should really practice my rudiments more..
#10
Hit the drum head then let the stick bounce one time, but act kind of like your trying to hit the drum head so the 'ball' of the stick stays on the drum. repeat with both hands.

so like an open roll but only letting each stick only hit twice
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Quote by King_Arthur
Hit the drum head then let the stick bounce one time, but act kind of like your trying to hit the drum head so the 'ball' of the stick stays on the drum. repeat with both hands.

so like an open roll but only letting each stick only hit twice



ok, before i knew wat a real drum roll was, i would just hit the snare head and keep it in contact so the natural vibration would cause a cheap ****ty roll sound. is that and open roll?
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Quote by Rockstar12345
ok, before i knew wat a real drum roll was, i would just hit the snare head and keep it in contact so the natural vibration would cause a cheap ****ty roll sound. is that and open roll?


Thats a buzz roll, like a marching band, or a sterotypical "drum roll please" moment.
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