Paradiddle-diddle/Paradiddle GrooveSteve Ley
This sixteenth note, tom-based groove is played with paradiddle-diddle and paradiddle stickings. It is designed to increase the player's flow around the kit using a combination of single and double strokes.
The rhythm created by the accents is a classic 3-3-2, which sits atop the pulse, played on the bass drum. All of the snare notes are played softly except for the first beat of the second bar, which gives the groove its back beat.
In the notation below, the square brackets show the paradiddle-diddle and paradiddle sets. An accented tom note marks the first note of each set. In the first measure, the right hand leads. In the second measure, the left hand leads – which is a little more challenging for right handed drummers.
I recommend practicing it on a pad before taking it to the kit. Have fun!