The single stroke roll is probably the most basic rudiment on the drum kit. You simply hit the drum alternately with each hand, so RLRLRLRL… etc. Playing a single stroke slowly and steadily is quite easy. Download the rudiments from Sheet Music Pack 3 and have a try for yourself.
Grade 1 Rudiments (G1001)
We’ll start by looking at rudiments ‘hands only’. Then introduce your feet to help keep time.