double stroke roll

Mukund

Senior Member
Till date i dont know whats the technique to play this rudiment
do we have to use rebound or fingers or what?
can anyone give a detailed explanation
 

Netz Ausg

Silver Member
I think you could ask this question in the other thread you made. Also - both this and the other question would be more appropriate for the Drumming Technique thread.
 

ChaosDecides

Senior Member
Make sure to differentiate the double stroke roll and the double bounce roll. The double stroke roll is wrist, at least at relatively slower speeds, where you have two individual strokes (two singles per hand), which you would use for paradiddles (usually with an accent on the first stroke. Single stroke, single stroke, double stroke), and the double bounce roll is where the second stroke is the result of a bounce. So you strike the drum once and let it bounce once, alternating hands. The method with the bounce will allow you to play at much faster speeds than using the non-bounce method.

A lot of people just associate double strokes with bounces only, but there are two ways of playing it.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Make sure to differentiate the double stroke roll and the double bounce roll. The double stroke roll is wrist, at least at relatively slower speeds, where you have two individual strokes (two singles per hand), which you would use for paradiddles (usually with an accent on the first stroke. Single stroke, single stroke, double stroke), and the double bounce roll is where the second stroke is the result of a bounce. So you strike the drum once and let it bounce once, alternating hands. The method with the bounce will allow you to play at much faster speeds than using the non-bounce method.

A lot of people just associate double strokes with bounces only, but there are two ways of playing it.
Very semantical approach, for mine. A double stroke roll by very definition is RR LL. The terminology doesn't equate to speed. It just is.

Whether they are played by using the wrist to make two seperate strokes at slower speeds or by utilising rebound and even the fingers at higher speeds, doesn't change the fact that it's still a double stroke.
 

caddywumpus

Platinum Member
Two strokes with one hand, two strokes with the other, repeat. Get 'em even in timing, volume, and nuance. Work up your speed over a couple of years, and you have the atomic bomb of drumming weapons at your disposal...
 
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