Basic Drum Strokes : Stroke Types for Drum Rolls


When playing the marching snare drum, you
can really define every individual stroke that you play as either a full stroke, a down
stroke, a tap stroke or an up stroke. Now full stroke, down, tap, up. You should really
break down a lot of the rudiments, a lot of the passages or licks that you are playing
with these stroke types. You will find that it will bring you a lot more flow. Maybe make
easier the passages just to play and sound better as well and you should define these
throughout the drum line to make sure that everybody is playing a consistent strokes.
If one person is playing a full stroke at a part and someone is playing a down stroke,
then automatically it looks wrong and people will notice because it looks completely different
for people staying in a completely different spot.

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