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closed roll


A type of multiple bounce roll with typically three or more bounces per stroke. This roll is commonly used with a concert bands or orchestras. When performed as a rudimental drumming exercise, the roll would begin slow (or open) so one could count the individual bounces, then gradually increase in speed to one continuous sound (close), then gradually decrease in speed to where the bounces were again distinguishable (open).

See Also

[English] roll
[English] multiple bounce roll
[English] press roll
[English] open roll
[English] multiple bounce roll rudiments


Last Updated: 2016-05-21 16:13:17