Seventeen 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 seventeen stroke roll and consists of two strokes from each hand repeated three more times and finished with an accented stroke (i.e. RRLL-RRLL-RRLL-RRLL-R) for a total of seventeen strokes. Seventeen Stroke Roll