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thirteen stroke roll


A standard drum rudiment in the category of roll rudiments and the sub-category of double stroke open roll rudiments that creates a sustained sound on a percussion instrument by rapidly alternating two strokes from each stick. The sticking pattern (shown below) is the accepted method of producing a thirteen stroke roll and consists of two strokes from each hand repeated two more times and finished with an accented stroke (i.e. RRLL-RRLL-RRLL-R) for a total of thirteen strokes. The sticking patterns are written where "L" represents the left hand stroke and "R" the right hand stroke.



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