A standard rudiment in percussion musicianship.
A single-stroke roll incorporates bouncing the drum stick once with each hand. The drummer must control the timing to create a clearly audible stroke with balance between the two hands.
A common percussion exercise to teach single-stroke roll timing:
R L R L | R L R L ||
1 + 2 + | 1 + 2 + ||
Make sure you practice starting out from both the left and right hands. This will be useful later on when you begin to cover paradiddles.
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