Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Basic doubles exercise

Just in case any one needs to see it written out, here is my preferred primary exercise for developing doubles, which I referenced in the YouTube open roll round up. Each note should be played as a full stroke— starting and ending with the stick raised:

Read this old post for some pointers/context. It's fairly impossible to screw up, provided you actually do the exercise, stay as relaxed as possible, and don't do anything too crazy-weird.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Hi again Todd, I've just commented in the 'youtube open roll round up' post. This is another great post - this site is a real goldmine, so thank you for providing an excellent resource.
    Regarding this exercise, should those full strokes be wrist turns, or as in the Chapin video, inverted movements ? Or can they be either ?