Honestly I dont know. I use a click just for evenness anymore. I stopped worrying about the tempo a long time ago.thanks for the reply that's interesting, i've been playing lrlr but i've been wondering if playing it as a roll would improve my speed. So far when i play it as a roll i cant get it above around 160bpm.
how do you do for speed playing it as roll? what bpm are you playing at?
Yes - the terminology is not set yet, and everyone seems to play and define it differently.From what I understand, heel toe applied as RLRL (heel-heel-toe-toe) is done using "constant release". While a few people are incredible at this technique, the advantage of playing heel toe as RRLL (heel-toe-heel-toe) is the ability to play complex patterns which would otherwise be near impossible playing RLRL.
Constant release is easier to play evenly (volume) , while RRLL tends to sound louder on the downstrokes than the rebound until you get really good at it.
Heel toe played RRLL probably facilitates higher speed.