Sticking For The Single Stroke 5

In this rudiment you play short burts of single stroke roll as four 16th notes and a quarter note.

The single stroke 5 is based on the same concept as the Single Stroke 4 in that it's a short burst of single stroke roll over a set number of strokes. In this case it is made up of four sixteenth notes and a quarter note. In the next version of this rudiment you will double the note values to use 32nd notes, but in this lesson you'll start slow to get comfortable with the pattern.

There are two versions of the single stroke 5, one which starts on the beat and one which ends on the beat. For both of these rhythms there are three stickings you should learn which are the standard sticking, reverse sticking and alternating sticking. These are all listed below.


Exercise 1

A Single Stroke Five starting on the beat starting on the right hand.

A single stroke 5 in standard sticking.


Exercise 2

A Single Stroke Five starting on the beat starting on the left hand.

A single stroke 5 in reverse sticking.


Exercise 3

A Single Stroke Five starting on the beat with alternating sticking.

A single stroke 5 in alternate sticking.


Exercise 4

A Single Stroke Five ending on the beat starting on the right hand.

A single stroke 5 in standard sticking.


Exercise 5

A Single Stroke Five ending on the beat starting on the left hand.

A single stroke 5 in reverse sticking.


Exercise 6

A Single Stroke Five ending on the beat with alternate sticking.

A single stroke 5 in alternate sticking.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all 6 exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm.
  2. Try adding feet as both eighth and quarter notes.
  3. Orchestrate each of the given patterns.