Using the 36 examples in the Combination of Syncopation and Rolls book by Ted Reed, I did some analysis using the Drumming Patterns (DP) book concepts. I started by changing strokes to R and rests to L. Then, the examples were converted into patterns. The hope is to get a better understanding of patterns.

The Drumming Patterns thread is here:

The DP main patterns don't include consecutive triple and higher strokes. These are supposedly handled elsewhere per prior thread. So, let's start off with the patterns with doubles and lower, and handle the others later.

The Syncopation examples with two or fewer consecutive Rs or Ls are here (matching DP pattern references in parenthesis with "iteration" offset in bold):

1.

2.

3.

10.

11.

14.

16.

20.

21.

22.

27.

31.

32.

33.

35.

36.

So, these 16 match a Drumming Patterns pattern or are an "iteration" of that pattern, meaning the starting point is offset. More information on "iterations" is in the book. Patterns and their Iterations is a large portion of the beginning chapter.

For instance, #1 RRLRRLRL is from 8E. 8E is listed as L+R+L+RR+L+RR or LRLRRLRR. If we start from the 4th digit (highlighted), LRL

So, the DP book is supposed to have found patterns in use (those that are useful) and has documented them in the book. In this case, the Reed book patterns (2 or fewer consecutive Rs or Ls) are actually found there.

So, trying the DP patterns and using the iterations listed can potentially be useful for finding desirable rhythmic patterns. There are Youtube videos of specific R/L patterns. The DP book has a whole lot of them.

For the others with consecutive 3+ digits, I have other thoughts and will post them shortly.

The Drumming Patterns thread is here:

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The DP main patterns don't include consecutive triple and higher strokes. These are supposedly handled elsewhere per prior thread. So, let's start off with the patterns with doubles and lower, and handle the others later.

The Syncopation examples with two or fewer consecutive Rs or Ls are here (matching DP pattern references in parenthesis with "iteration" offset in bold):

1.

**R**RLRRLRL (8E, LRL**R**RLRR)2.

**R**LRRLRRL (8E, L**R**LRRLRR)3.

**R**LRLRRLR (8E, LRLRRLR**R**)10.

**L**RLRRLRL (8A, RLRRLRL**L**) [8A is a paradiddle]11.

**R**LRLLRLR (8A, RLR**R**LRLL)14.

**L**RLRRLRR (8E,**L**RLRRLRR)16.

**L**RRLRRLR (8E, LR**L**RRLRR)20.

**R**RLRLLRL (8A, RL**R**RLRLL)21.

**R**RLRLRRL (8E, LRLRRL**R**R)22.

**R**LRRLRLR (8E, LRLR**R**LRR)27.

**L**RLRLRRL (8B, RLRLRRL**L**)31.

**R**LLRLRLR (8B, RLRLR**R**LL)32.

**L**RLRRLLR (8B, R**L**RLRRLL)33.

**R**LLRLRLL (8D, RLRLL**R**LL)35.

**R**LRRLRLL (8A,**R**LRRLRLL)36.

**L**RLRLLRR (8C,**L**RLRLLRR)So, these 16 match a Drumming Patterns pattern or are an "iteration" of that pattern, meaning the starting point is offset. More information on "iterations" is in the book. Patterns and their Iterations is a large portion of the beginning chapter.

For instance, #1 RRLRRLRL is from 8E. 8E is listed as L+R+L+RR+L+RR or LRLRRLRR. If we start from the 4th digit (highlighted), LRL

**R**RLRR becomes**R**RLRRLRL, which is Reed book example #1.So, the DP book is supposed to have found patterns in use (those that are useful) and has documented them in the book. In this case, the Reed book patterns (2 or fewer consecutive Rs or Ls) are actually found there.

So, trying the DP patterns and using the iterations listed can potentially be useful for finding desirable rhythmic patterns. There are Youtube videos of specific R/L patterns. The DP book has a whole lot of them.

For the others with consecutive 3+ digits, I have other thoughts and will post them shortly.

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