I had a problem a while back with this, if I was doing a standard 1 bar fill I could go round but I could never get the full 4 notes on the floor tom for some reason. Also I find I still lock up from time to time and I've come to realise my problem. When I'm relaxed at the kit I tend to play my hands from their relaxed position in terms of how far they are above the snare and this has been limiting my movement because I have my snare set quite low. So I now raise my arms higher and this makes it much easier to flick out the wrists for tom fills and everything else it really has increased my mobility around the kit.Hello everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone has tips on developing single stroke rolls, specifically for fills around the toms. I find that professionals have such clean, fast single strokes and was wondering how I should work towards that.
When I try to play fast single strokes around the toms I either lock up or hit the rims, and I've been working really hard at it without too much benefit. My single strokes are really the weakest part of my technique right now, as doubles and such are figured out.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
I also found a year ago that my rolls were sloppy, my right hand was strong and my left would just fumble around, I could get quite fast doing that but I soon realised that I couldn't do it for very long, so I set my metronome at 100 bpm and worked up in 10bpm increments after that until I could play rolls properly and for longer. I suggest you try the same thing until you are really comfortable at higher speeds. If you jump in fast, you develop bad technique so start slow (i'm one to talk though cause I'm very impatient).