Bounce Strokes

Bounce Strokes

Drumming utilizes the wrists, arms and fingers. In this video I outline Bounce Strokes which use fingers exclusively.  As mentioned before, drummers gain power and speed by taking advantage of the natural rebound of the drum.  Just like bouncing a ball on the floor takes very little energy to keep it bouncing, drummers can play in a similar way with a minimum of exertion.  Notice that the initial stroke is played from the wrist and that all following strokes are played by the fingers.  Bounce Strokes are an extension of the Double Stroke which I demonstrated in an earlier video lesson.  Instead of playing one finger stroke following the initial wrist stroke, add two or more finger strokes to keep the stick bouncing for as long as you choose.