Six 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 six stroke roll and consists of an accented stroke followed by two strokes from each hand and finished with another accented stroke (i.e. R-LLRR-L) for a total of six strokes. Six Stroke Roll There are four common variations of the six stroke roll. Each is a quarter note in length and consists of two double strokes (RRLL) and two single strokes (R L).Variations of the Six Stroke Roll Variation 1 Sticking Pattern R-L-RR-LLL-R-LL-RR Variation 2 Sticking Pattern R-LL-RR-LL-RR-LL-R Variation 3 Sticking Pattern RR-LL-R-LLL-RR-L-R Variation 4 Sticking Pattern RR-L-R-LLLL-R-L-RR