Rudiment Section #8

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #8

Six Stroke Roll

The Six Stroke Roll (#8 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is a six note pattern which consists of one accented Single Stroke, two unaccented Double Strokes and one accented Single Stroke. The Six Stroke Roll is officially notated in 16th and 32nd notes, making it an eight note pattern of which we play six notes: 1.34567. where the digits are being played and the dots are not.

In reality it’s played more often as a six note pattern in a triplet feel. Look below for 8A.

 

Sticking

R.llrrL.R.llrrL.

or

L.rrllR.L.rrllR.

 

Counting

1.tknkT.2.tknkT.

or

1.nt2tN.3.nt4tN.

or

1.&a2e&.3.&a4e&.

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Rudiment #8

Six Stroke Roll

Exercises

 

8a

This exercise shows the Six Stroke Roll in a triplet feel. No rests here so all notes have an equal note value.

 

Counting

1jtnjt2jtnjt

or

1triplet&triplet2triplet&triplet

 

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