We've teamed up with Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, CA to bring you lessons from the staff each month throughout Spring 2017. In this lesson, Stewart Jean (Drum Program Chair at MI), demonstrates unique accent exercises applied to the six-stroke-roll.
Developing solid hand technique is something many students of the drums struggle with. It takes time, commitment and dedication, but the end result is worth the effort as your hand technique translates directly to your drum set playing. The lesson notation PDF above (courtesy of the Drum Program at Musicians Institute) includes ideas for re-orchestrating the six-stroke-roll around the kit with varying rhythmic applications. Be sure to begin this exercise slowly, and gradually increase your speed while maintaining clean strokes.