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The 10 Stroke Drum Roll - Drum Teacher Hackney

Hey everyone! Welcome back for another Drum Lesson in Hackney. My name's Jack and I'm a Drum Teacher based in Hackney Wick, London. Today, following on in my series of lessons looking at rudiments, we're going to be learning the 10 Stroke Roll.

If you've been following previous lessons, you'll have seen a theme emerging over the last few weeks. Last time it was the 9 Stroke Roll, so naturally today it's 10 Strokes (Guess what next weeks lesson is all about).

Lets take a look at the exercise using 16th notes first. We have 4 lots of double strokes on Beats 1 & 2, a group of Eighth Notes on beat 3 and finally a quarter note rest on beat 4.

It is possible to alternate the hands with this rudiment, but you'll only find this at slower tempos. Start off at 60 BPM and give this Drum Lesson a try. Once you've got it mastered using the combination of 16th and 8th Notes above, lets try taking it up a notch with 32nd Notes.

All that's essentially happening here is by using this subdivision, we're able to fit two 10 Stroke Rolls within the bar. We're playing a double stroke on each of the 16th notes, giving us those 32nd notes.


Check out the video below to see how it should sound. Again start this around the 60 BPM mark and work up from there. The integrity of the rudiment is always much more important than speed, so take you time with it.

As always, if you have any questions regarding the 10 Stroke Roll, any other drum rudiment or drum lessons in general, please leave me a comment below and I'll get back to you straight away.

That's it for another Drum Lesson from me at Hackney Wick Drum Studio in East London. If you're looking for Drum Lessons in East London you can get in touch here. I also offer online Drum Lessons, perfect for the current pandemic. So wherever you are in the world, if you'd like to learn a little bit more about it, please get in touch, I'd love to help you take your drumming to the next level.

I'll be back again next week taking a look at the 11 Stroke Roll, so until then,

Happy Drumming!!

Jack x

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