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 Post subject: RLRRLL's Rudiments Demysitfied #3: The Single Stroke SEVEN
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:11 pm 
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The Single Stroke Seven

It masquerades by many an alias ... the sextuplet, the double triplet, the seven stroke ruff, the single stroke non-gravity blast emo-core two handed french roll . . .

In purely rhythmic terms, what we have here is a beat of 16th Note Triplets, followed by a single quarter note, played in 2/4 time. Call it what you will.

The sticking is again HAND TO HAND -- RLR LRL

Like the Single Stroke Four, we are shoving 3 evenly spaced notes between each 8th note. The only difference here is that we will do it twice, covering the space of TWO 8th Notes.

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Follow this link to hear the rudiment played at various speeds . . .
http://www.vicfirth.com/education/rudim ... roke7.html

Sing the phrase "Follow the yellow brick road" and you'll have the rhythm!

Like all of the rudiments, the Single Stroke Seven can be phrased in various ways, using the various triplet forms (8th triplets, quarter note triplets). As long as the sticking is HAND TO HAND, it's a Single Stroke Seven. Once the sticking changes, then it's a different rudiment, or a variation on the original.

Quite often, when we hear a drummer play a long roll around the drum set, it's the Single Stroke Seven we are hearing. This is because at high tempos, it is easier to play 6 notes per pulse than 8 and still create a ceaseless flow of notes.

So, who can show us a good example of the Single Stroke Seven in use?
My favorite is that long roll down the toms in ELP's "Karn Evil #9"

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 Post subject: Re: RLRRLL's Rudiments Demysitfied #3: The Single Stroke SEVEN
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I use this and didn't know what it was called, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: RLRRLL's Rudiments Demysitfied #3: The Single Stroke SEVEN
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In Metallica's "One", Lars plays this rudiment on his Kick Drums, during the breakdown section. The snare fill, which is played just as the drums go into double-time, consists of 2 Single Stroke 7s followed by a Single Stroke 4.


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 Post subject: Re: RLRRLL's Rudiments Demysitfied #3: The Single Stroke SEVEN
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drummerduba wrote:
In Metallica's "One", Lars plays this rudiment on his Kick Drums, during the breakdown section. The snare fill, which is played just as the drums go into double-time, consists of 2 Single Stroke 7s followed by a Single Stroke 4.


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Oh yeah, that's right!

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