Snare Drum Rolls--Sticking
After watching different videos and reading different articles on playing rudiments i have become confused.On the 5 stroke one shows RR LL R RR LL R But another shows RR LL R LL RR L. Which one is correct and is it the same for the other stroke rolls or rudiments?
Thank You, Ed
The 5 stroke roll should be practiced in the 2nd manner--alternate the starting stick every time.
The seven stroke always begins with the same stick, but should be practiced starting with either stick.
In general, if the roll ends on the same stick it starts with, the sticking is alternated.