Hello and welcome to a lesson where we will be combining the half time shuffle with some 6-stroke roll fill ideas.
We have covered both of these parts individually in a bit more depth already so if you haven’t worked through those lessons, I recommend going back and working on them now. In the following exercises I have only written the ideas on the snare but once you have them down, start moving them around the kit.
1) In this first exercise we are playing a bar of the half time shuffle and a bars worth of the 6-stoke roll as 8th note triplets. Note that we are playing an open hihat on beat 4 of the first bar. This is just there to help us transition a little easier into the 6-stroke roll. As always take your time and increase the tempo slowly.
2) Next up we have almost the same as in 1 but the fill is now one 6-stroke roll and one “inverted” 6-stroke. Really focus on your dynamics during the fill and make sure you are only accenting the accented notes.
3) In the third example, during the fill, we are now playing a 6-stroke roll followed by two groups of RLL.
4) In the final example we have combined the fills from 2 and 3 and created a four bar phrase. Really try and focus on your dynamics and make your ghost notes in the groove a similar volume to the unaccented notes of the fills.
I hope you enjoyed that lesson, see you next time.