Creating a Stroke Guide
This is a great feature for drummers which massively simplifies the process of figuring out the strokes required to play an accented rudiment efficiently.
If you’re not already familiar with the stroke types (Full, Down, Tap, Up) or don’t know what their purpose is, then check out the video at the bottom of this post.
If you already understand the value of these strokes, then you’ll love how easy PolyNome makes it to calculate them.
How It Works
- Enter a rudiment into Line 1 of Metronome 1.
- Enter the accents you wish to use (otherwise all strokes would be Taps)
- Tap Met2. Tap the “…”. Tap “Create Stroke Guide”
PolyNome takes the Rhythm, Sticking, and Accents you entered in Met 1 and replaces the contents of Met 2 with a Stroke Guide.
Line 1 of Met 2 shows the strokes for the right hand.
Line 2 of Met 2 shows the strokes for the left hand.
You can use the mixer faders to listen to the voice prompts for just one hand, or the other, or both.
Here it is in action…
And here’s a 45 minute VIP lesson from JoeCrabtree.com explaining the strokes and the laborious process you used to have to go through before PolyNome.