Sunday Session #5: Double Stroke Rolls

SEASON 1 Episode 5



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Lesson #5: Double Stroke Rolls




The Double Stroke Roll – Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Rudiment #6 – is an essential tool in every drummer’s tool box.  Not only is it idiomatic to the tradition of rudimental drumming, it allows us to express “sustain” and “texture” in a variety of musical contexts.  It’s also the foundation of so many of the other PAS Standard 40 Rudiments.

Gain the confidence of the core skill set sets you should be developing!

Part I: Core Skill Sets

Part I
The Bounce
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Part 2
Full Strokes
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Part 3
Audiate Your Expectations
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Hi, Huei. I know you don’t have much free time so I’ll get down to the point. First I want to thank you for the work you do, it is unprecedented and I admire you for it. I’m 21 years old and I’m from Panama. 4 years ago I entered the world of marching percussion but in this country there are few good teachers as far as marching percussion is concerned and I’m writing to help me so that I can become as good as you.

I have seen your videos, I even have the pdf of the first season of your periscope lessons and for me you are the best and I want to become like you, not only in the musical but also I want to be able to transmit my knowledge to the new generations in the best possible way and to make the community of percussionists increase, just as you do. I really need your help. Thank you for reading this message, apologize for the bad English and I will be waiting for your response.

– Carlos

Hola, Carlos – mucho gusto! Thanks so much for your message, and I very much appreciate you taking the time to write me. Your words are so kind, and inspire me to keep growing and sharing my passion for music as a teacher. If you really want to become a great teacher, you have to work hard and spend a lot of time teaching – it’s just like practicing drums. It’s a skill that you can develop, and I have no doubt you can do it!

I’m glad you’re finding the videos and pdfs helpful! If you’re have a specific question I can help you with, let me know and I’ll do my best to give you an answer. No need to apologize for your English – it’s great! 👍 Talk soon! 👋 -Huei

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I really appreciate you and EVERYONE that’s watching, especially the new and returning viewers that have been watching and commenting on Facebook – thank you for your time and support!

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Huei-Yuan Pan is a Los Angeles based musician via Chicago, originally from Houston. His drum corps experience includes performing with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2001) and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2002-2003; Front Ensemble, 2004). From 2008-2011, Huei served as Director and Arranger for Green Thunder Percussion, and in 2012-2014, Percussion Caption Head with Regiment.

For more on Huei, click here.



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Thanks for sharing! -Huei