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Learn the single stroke seven drum rudiment
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Learn the single stroke seven drum rudiment

Learn 5 ⚠️ Single Stroke Seven Exercises

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In this blog post, you will learn 5 versions of the single stroke seven — another basic drum rudiment which beginners and pros need to know.

If you haven’t practiced any drum rudiments so far, you might take a look at this article: What are drum rudiments?

Single stroke seven exercises

Before we start practicing, you should download all single stroke seven exercises.

#1 Exercise

The basic single stroke seven looks like this:

Single stroke seven drum rudiment

#2 Exercise

You should also practice it starting with the left hand:

#3 Exercise

In the following example, you switch hands after each single stroke seven:

#4 Exercise

This exercise makes use of a single stroke seven in a simple drum beat:

‘#5 Exercise

And here’s another drum groove using a single stroke seven and two bass drum notes:

More ideas on how to apply the single stroke seven

If you like me to add more ideas on how to apply the single stroke seven to the drum kit, please let me know in the comments.

I am pretty sure that there are several other ways to make this drum rudiment work in many grooves and drum-fills as well.

Hope you enjoy practicing these exercises.

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