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Philadelphia-area drummer, Sean J. Kennedy, shares a funky snare drum exercise and check pattern to develop your Triple Stroke Rolls, also known as French Rolls.

Video and printable PDF included.

Here's a funky little pattern that I created for developing Triple Stroke Rolls (aka French Rolls) from my days teaching marching drumlines.

Sean Kennedy

Philadelphia-area drummer, Sean J. Kennedy is equally at home on the concert stage or in the teaching studio. Due to his versatility, Kennedy has been able to record and perform with some of the world’s best musicians, including Bob Mintzer, Liberty DeVitto, Ricky Byrd, Donald Nally, Richie Cannata and the late Dr. Frederick Fennell.

In June 2009 Carl Fischer Music Publishing released “Rock Solid: Drums” a rock drumset method book co-authored by Kennedy and Liberty DeVitto. Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in percussion performance, and endorses Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Evans Drumheads exclusively. To contact Sean visit www.seanjkennedy.com.

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