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Now that we have covered the basic stoke motions in lesson 3, we will continue with the first real "category" of drumming: Single Strokes One-height.
As I mentioned previously, playing alternating single strokes with great control over stick height, stick path, and rhythm is essential to becoming a great player.
To play the exercises in this section you only need two basic stroke motions:
1) Float Stroke
2) Multiple Stroke
These were covered in detail in lesson three, and now we will apply them to the first three basic exercises - all designed to get your hands moving well and playing well. Combinations of 8th notes and 16th notes are the best way to begin applying these strokes to real drumming.
Tips for success:
Watch the video lessons below to help you correctly master these first basic exercises!
Tip: At the end of each measure stop the stick in rest position and hold it there while the other hand plays. Don't let in "wander" around.
Tip: When you bring in the left hand in measure two, be sure to lift it to the same stick height as the right hand.
Tip: Be careful to notice the smooth change between float stroke on the 8th notes to multiple stroke on the 16th notes.
This video covers the subtleties and nuances of left hand traditional grip as you play these first basic exercises.
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