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In this lesson we will look at using the 7 stroke roll within 16th note look at playing the 7 stroke roll after beat 4 on the snare drum. That is counted as follows..

You can see that in beat 4, each 16th note is still played R L R L, it's just that now you're playing double strokes on the last 3 16th notes. The next way to play it is with the 7 stroke roll on beat 3, leading onto the snare, rather than leading after the snare. That would be like this..

Remember when playing these rolls within contemporary beats like this that you are playing a rudimental double stroke roll, not a buzz roll, crushed roll or anything similar. You must use the back fingers to snap out the 2nd stroke per hand change. That will give you a clean, even roll sound.




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