Accented Doubles | Cellular Practice Method
THE CELLULAR PRACTICE CONCEPT
If you missed our introductory post for this practice concept, be sure to read through it here.
ACCENTED DOUBLES EXERCISE
When you first learn to play a double stroke roll the tendency is for the first stroke to be louder than the second. This the natural outcome of allowing the second stroke to fall naturally as a bounce from the first stroke.
With this exercise we challenge that tendency by first embracing it ("A Cell") and then inverting it ("B Cell"). The practice of accenting the second stroke of a pair of doubles has long been used to help student even out their double stroke rolls. By systematically changing between the two variations, we become hyper aware of the placement of the accent. This awareness combined with the control necessary to execute the exercise as the tempo increases will help to facilitate a strong, even double stroke roll.
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