The Paradiddle

Introduction

The single paradiddle is an incredibly useful rudiment since it automatically reverses your sticking. It’s a single followed by a double and goes RLRR or LRLL. When you practice these you’ll normally join these groups together and play them as an even string of notes with no gaps:

  • RLRR LRLL RLRR LRLL

The gaps above are just to make it easier to read. You play all of these rudiments without any gaps between the groups.

Time To Work

Single Paradiddle (G1001)

Here’s a few exercises to get you started. The coordination of these can be quite tricky so take it slowly to start with!

PARADIDDLES – Beginner Rudiments on the Drum Kit (G1001) [54]

Watch this video on YouTube.

 

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