How to Play a Drum Roll : How to Play a Bounce Stroke Drum Roll


Hi, I’m Shaun Schaefer on behalf of Expert
Village. Today we’re going to be learning how to play a drum roll. So now that we have
the grip on how to let the stick bounce, which is essentially just holding the stick between
your forefinger and your thumb, allowing the back fingers, or your middle finger, ring
finger and pinky to hang off, let’s go ahead and take a look at actually how to, what it
looks like to play a bounce. And I want you to play along so you can get a feel. Because
this is very important, to feel in the drum roll and allowing the stick to bounce is the
most, one of the most important things in as far as like how you feel and the control
thing. So let’s go ahead and take a look at how to just allow the stick to bounce on the
snare drum okay. So here we go. Let’s play some bounce. Remember, back fingers off the
sticks, and hold the stick very lightly, one wrist stroke. That’s a weird, even for me playing as long
as I have. It’s still a weird feeling. To just not have any control whatsoever. So okay, after that, let’s go ahead and take
a look at what our next step is in playing a drum roll.


6 Responses

  1. CheesyCheese01

    April 13, 2008 2:51 am

    Lol, I learned how to do this in middle school, on my own, and I've never played drums in my life otherwise.

  2. Kevin Xiong

    January 29, 2009 7:14 am

    hey this how my drum teacher teaches. but than i already know how to do the doulbe bounce im just a begginner

  3. mister faustus

    May 13, 2012 7:52 am

    This guy must have done this for a joke. He's got 14 or so 2 minute videos dedicated to the same theme, each defining aspect of the roll, like "what is a bounce?" and "what is a drum?" lol hilarious.


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