technique which makes extreme
use of the rebound of the drum stick that occurs when you strike something with it.
Rather than using the wrist or fingers to absorb the rebound and push the stick back down, you merely control the vertical
track the stick is on and let the rebound
When the stick is on the way back down, the wrist
is brought above the hand
which is exactly the opposite of where the wrist is when you first struck the surface. This motion of the wrist, when timed correctly, creates yet another impact
Once this is practiced until one fluid motion
causes the stick to hit the surface twice, each note played may eventually be diddled
with further practice
, so that one fluid motion actually creates four
Hence, the elusive but not impossible one-handed roll can be achieved. You've never seen drummer
s look so impressed or dumbfounded
when you do this in front of a crowd of them and none of them understand what's going on or how you're doing it.
They're like cavemen
after that. Seriously.