Today’s challenge comes from Murray Gusseck’s article “The MasterClick” from his Stick Yoga Series on Vic Firth’s The Exchange. Download the 31-minute click track here, and play a left-hand lead 16th-note double-stroke roll (LL RR LL RR) the entire time. Read his article as well, as it explains the logic behind playing slowly in order to habituate accurate rhythms and consistent sound quality.
Also, here is an insightful Ted talk to watch while playing your half-hour roll.
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