What’s up, drummers? This video is a little different than usual. Today we’re going to talk about a somewhat basic rudiment applied in a couple interesting ways that you can incorporate into your grooves, fills and solos.
The left hand lead seven stroke roll! When doing a seven stroke roll applied as sixteenth note triplets it’s going to take three eighth notes for it’s full duration. The “six” is two and the eighth note that makes up the seventh stroke. What we’re doing in this video is phrasing three of them in a row. One starting on beat one, then the “and” of two and finally beat four with your seventh stroke being beat one of the following bar.
Once we have the main phrase down, we’ll take it apart and focus on one, two and finally all three of the seven stroke rolls in context.
The first embellishment can sit in your groove nicely as a subtle fill. The second, however has a more gospel chops feel to it. When you rip that one it’s a hell of a lot of fun!
So, until next time, keep hittin’ things!