Gregg Bissonette calls it a ‘four limb single stroke roll’, which involves two and four limb coordination. You can alternate this roll between your limbs like this:
Right hand, right foot
Left hand, right foot
Right hand, left foot
Left hand, left foot
Not only will this exercise help with your note spacing, but it’s a cool idea to use in a solo or at the end of a song.
Gregg suggests playing a roll between your left hand right foot while your right hand plays a pattern on the ride cymbal. You might even try striking a tom with your left hand and playing right-left on a double pedal as your right hand keeps the pattern going (watch the video to see what this looks like).
One of Gregg’s ‘what are you playing’ moments comes from Vinnie Colaiuta: RH LF LH RF
When he was learning it, he found that if he phrased it like a triplet, he ‘forgot’ about his feet. Gregg recommends leading with the hands and letting your feet fall into place.
Take it slow and be patient!
* FREE VIDEO SERIES *
Fastest Way To Get Faster
The Fastest Way To Get Faster is a 10-Day routine that will help you rapidly improve your speed around the kit. You will need to practice hard, stick with it, and push yourself.
David Raouf /
5+ Ways To Recycle Your Drumsticks
Got old drumsticks lying around? Don't throw them out! David Raouf demonstrates some easy ways to give sticks a second life.
Dave Atkinson /
Playing One Song 5 Different Ways (Beginner To Pro)
Want to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana but you're a total beginner? Here's how to start learning it - and then nailing it!
Jared Falk /
The 5 Most Overused Drum Fills
Just because a fill is overused doesn’t mean it’s bad – it’s probably popular because it’s effective! If you’re like most drummers, you probably have your go-to fills or patterns that you naturally play without thinking. If you aren’t sure, record a few of your practice sessions and you might start to pick up on […]
Jared Falk /
Practice Spaces Of The Pros
Where do pro drummers practice? Watch 10 of your favorite players take you on a tour of their home studios.
Enter your email address to be notified every time we release new free drum lessons.
Don’t worry, we value your privacyand you can unsubscribe at any time.
By signing up you’ll also receive our ongoing free lessons and special offers. Don’t worry, we value your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time.