In this video we demonstrate the "5 Stroke Roll".
REP 1: In the first rep, the hands are playing on a single surface so you hear the full rudiment.
REP 2: In the second rep, Mark puts his right hand on a louder surface so you can hear the right hand pattern. He is still playing the exact same thing, but the right hand pattern is emphasized.
REP 3: On the third rep, Mark plays with his left hand on louder surface so you can hear the left hand pattern.
REP 4: On the final rep the hands are back on the same surface so you hear the rudiment in full. (Same as REP 1)
HANDS SEPARATE APPROACH:
What is important to understand is that in all 4 reps, Mark is playing the exact same thing. Nothing is changing except what you hear. This way of breaking down your music is called a "Hands Separate Approach". Anything you play with two hands has a pattern for each hand, and isolating those patterns is a great way to break down your music.
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