Fifteen stroke roll


A standard drum rudiment in the category of roll rudiments and the sub-category of double stroke open roll rudiments that creates a sustained sound on a percussion instrument by rapidly alternating two strokes from each stick. The sticking pattern (shown below) is the accepted method of producing a fifteen stroke roll and consists of two strokes from each hand repeated twice with two more strokes from the beginning hand and finished with an accented stroke (i.e. RRLL-RRLL-RRLL-RR-L) for a total of fifteen strokes. Fifteen Stroke Roll