Drum rolls

Alex Reeves Lesson time: (5min 22sec)

A drum roll is an effective way to play a sustained sound on a drum. If you want to actually play long notes rather than just singing a long note for your drum hits, rolls are a perfect way of doing so. In this lesson, we will look at the placement of the closed roll within drum fills.

About the instructor


Alex is a freelance musician who has performed live and in the studio with artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal, Unkle, Bat for Lashes, Guy Garvey and Elbow. He has played headline slots at all the major UK festivals, including televised appearances on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage, Oxygen Main Stage and T In The Park. International TV performances also include Live on MTV, the Jools Holland Hootenanny and The BBC Electric Proms with Dizzee Rascal.
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