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The humble paradiddle's combination of single and double strokes lends itself to being accented on the beat. The double strokes allows a split-seconds extra time for the other stick to prepare for an accented stroke. Stick height is the most important element in playing accented sticking patterns with the right dynamics.
As if last week's mix wasn't tasty enough, this week Patrick serves up another sweet cocktail of rudiments to enjoy around the kit.
Take a sip! Mixologist Patrick serves us a fresh blend of 5-stroke and 6-stroke fills for you to take and enjoy with your drum set until sundown.
Continuing with the rudiments on drum set series, Patrick shares some explosive, syncopated concepts for the double paradiddle and double-stroke roll.
Michael Klee takes you through the medium fast tempos (150-180 bpm) with the Single 3's Ditty Exercise. Video 3 of 4. Developing the single 3 rudiment will help give you short bursts of speed when you need it the most! Practice here with Mike Klee!
Michael Klee takes you through the medium slow tempos (110-140 bpm) with the Single 3's Ditty Exercise. Video 2 of 4. Developing the single 3 rudiment will help give you short bursts of speed when you need it the most! Practice here with Mike Klee!
This sheet music accompanies Mike Klee's video lesson on some single three hand exercises.
The four-stroke ruff, one of the 40 snare drum rudiments identified by the Percussive Arts Society, can be moved around the drum set to create some cool syncopated grooves. Playing the four-stroke ruff simultaneously with the feet adds power to the fill. Check out the combinations below, and then try exploring your own combinations.
This sheet music accompanies Nate Brown's video drum lesson examining the four-stroke ruff played simultaneously on the feet and hands to create some cool fills.
Michael Klee takes you through an introduction to the Single Three Ditty exercise and through the slow tempos (80-100 bpm). Video 1 of 4. Sheet music can be found at www.completepercussion.com under the Hand Technique section and onlinedrummer.com. Developing the single 3 rudiment will help give you short bursts of speed! Practice here with Mike Klee!
The following warm-ups use flam accents, alternating flams, and flamadiddles, all in 7/8 time.
When playing rudiments, it's important to be able to lead with either hand. This helps to even out your hands (while strengthening your weak side) and to play with increased facility around the kit. In the following fun and useful warm-up, paradiddle-diddles are combined with double paradiddles. This pattern is shown on one surface and then applied to the drumset.
Patrick lays down some sweet paradiddle exercises. These grooves are both challenging and sweet.
Patrick continues to pick at the paradiddle this week by throwing in some creatively placed accents. Enjoy the snare version and then move it to the drum set, if you're daring .