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Stickings of Six

Technique by Ryan Carver // March 03 2012
Stickings of Six

This lesson is an exercise to practice the five essential six-stroke stickings. There are many different variations of six-note stickings. I try to break it down to the five most essential in playing on the drum set. It's important to first get familiar with each variation: single strokes, double paradiddles, double strokes, paradiddle-diddles and the six-stroke roll. Here, we alternate from one measure of 1/16 notes played using single strokes and one measure of 1/16 note triplets using the five different stickings. It's important to maintian a steady pulse with the foot and keep the proper spacing of the notes. Once you start to feel comfortable, practice phrasing the exercise and stickings around the drum set.




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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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