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7th grade chops

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:32 am



So one of my 7th grade students played this mallet piece for her region's honor band tryouts. It was pretty good, the only real problem was she wasn't playing her rolls fast enough. Similiar problem on snare, she just can't really play singles very fast.

I've told her just to play ongoing sixteenth notes with a met and when the singles sound good, bump it up a couple clicks.

Is this the right way to get her singles faster?
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Re: 7th grade chops

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:39 am



yes and also play extremely fast and slow. also practice scales.
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Re: 7th grade chops

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:21 am



RH/LH independence plays a lot into developing solid, fast, single strokes. Playing a series of 8 on a hand and 16 on a hand then adding in the alternating strokes works well. As with anything else, have her work it open to closed then back to open.
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Re: 7th grade chops

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:12 am



It's a bit different rolling on a keyboard vs. a snare. The purpose of a roll on a keyboard is to sustain the tone, so the speed of the roll will vary based on pitch and volume.

Just like any other thing a student tries to learn, keep it slow and consistent, then gradually increase speed.

You're definitely on the right track, sw. She'll get it soon enough.

Don't do as Lee said. Playing fast scales has nothing to do with playing faster rolls.

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Re: 7th grade chops

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:01 pm



billc36 wrote:It's a bit different rolling on a keyboard vs. a snare. The purpose of a roll on a keyboard is to sustain the tone, so the speed of the roll will vary based on pitch and volume.

Just like any other thing a student tries to learn, keep it slow and consistent, then gradually increase speed.

You're definitely on the right track, sw. She'll get it soon enough.

Don't do as Lee said. Playing fast scales has nothing to do with playing faster rolls.

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Haha I never do lol.

I know that rolling on a keyboard vs. a snare is different but her main problem is singles in geneal.
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Re: 7th grade chops

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:42 pm



fast singles on a snare isn't going to lead to good mallets rolls, and vice versa.
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