Wanted to share a quick little rhythmic somethin’-somethin’ with you here!
This has been my recent default when sitting down at a pad to warmup. An 11-note sticking (22 in all, before repeating)… RLLRRLRLLRR LRRLLRLRRLL
One way to think of it is as a smoothed-out 6-stroke roll (RLLRRL) plus a reverse 5-stroke roll (RLLRR). And then, of course, repeating with the opposite sticking. Keep all 11 notes flowing evenly and smoothly, rather than creating the jarring feeling of back-to-back sextuplets and quintuplets. Although . . . that would be a great way to play it, as well 🙂
Here it is notated:
And give it a watch right here: