Drum Rudiments | Stick Logic #1 | The 5 Stroke Roll & The 13 Stroke Roll

Here’s the first in a new series–“Stick Logic”–that focuses on hand technique and rudiments. This first installment features a little exercise I’ve been doing called “Twenty-Three.”

It’s a double stroke roll exercise that includes both 5-stroke and 13-stroke rolls and reverses the hands with each measure (in other words, in the first measure, you’ll lead with your right hand, and in the second measure, you’ll lead with your left).

There is a PDF of the exercise with all the stickings and notation that you can find here: Stick Logic #1

Here’s a video of me playing “Twenty-Three” at 100 bpm.

If you know what “Twenty-Three” means, leave a comment.