Sticking For The 16th Note 5 Stroke Roll

A rhythmic variation on the double stroke roll where short bursts of four double stroke 16th notes are played in combination with quarter notes.

The 5 Stroke Roll is very similar to the Single Stroke 5 and sounds exactly the same. The difference is that double strokes are used in the sticking rather than singles. At this stage you will be playing the rudiment as 4 sixteenth notes followed by a quarter note, in later lessons you will be doubling this up. There will be separate lessons on applying this fill in groove and fill construction.

There are two versions of The 5 Stroke Roll, 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. These are listed below.


Exercise 1

A 5 Stroke Roll starting on the beat starting on the right hand.

A The 5 Stroke Roll in standard sticking.


Exercise 2

A 5 Stroke Roll starting on the beat starting on the left hand.

A The 5 Stroke Roll in reverse sticking.


Exercise 3

A 5 Stroke Roll starting on the beat with alternating sticking.

A The 5 Stroke Roll in alternate sticking.


Exercise 4

A 5 Stroke Roll ending on the beat starting on the right hand.

A The 5 Stroke Roll in standard sticking.


Exercise 5

A 5 Stroke Roll ending on the beat starting on the left hand.

A The 5 Stroke Roll in reverse sticking.


Exercise 6

A 5 Stroke Roll ending on the beat with alternate sticking.

A The 5 Stroke Roll in alternate sticking.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all 6 exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm.
  2. Experiment with adding different feet patterns under the exercises.
  3. Experiment with orchestrating the exercises.