New favorite single stroke exercise

Seb77

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I‘m admittedly lazy when it comes to frequent, everyday technique practice. I used to practice a lot, but these days ... Nevertheless I wanted to brush up on my technique, including single strokes. The usual roll exercises didn‘t really seem to promote speed so I tried something else.

What really brought me up to speed (again) within a short time was a single-handed crescendo exercise. This getting louder seems to help focusing on the downward throw (bouncy surface).
All patterns start on the upbeat and end on the 1, starting soft and ending loud (-er)
lL (&1) rR (&2)
llL (&d1) rrR (&d2) (triplets)
lllL (e&d1) rrrR (e&d2) (16ths)
etc. with 6, 8, 12, 16 strokes (could also be odd numbers).
Combine both hands for single stroke rolls, again starting with the shortest pattern:
rlR lrR
rlrL lrlR
rlrlR lrlrL
etc.

Give it try, and lebt is know how it works for you!
 


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