Little inspirations to help
all students find their
own "percussive sweet spot"
The paradiddle is a 4 note sticking pattern consisting of 2 alternating notes followed by a diddle. The basic pattern is RLRR LRLL, where the pattern itself always alternates; i.e. the first paradiddle starts with one hand, the second starts with the other, etc.paradiddlesparadiddle bookparadiddle exercises
The headlight thing is a "padiddle". A paradiddle is a drumming technique you can use to build up your speed & agility with the sticks. Start with the left hand and alternate with each syllable like this, L-R-L-L ("par-a-di-dle") and then you'll notice that when you start over, you'll start with the right hand: R-L-R-R ("par-a-di-dle") Keep alternating, starting slowly & building up your speed. If you goof, slow down & build back up.paradiddlesparadiddle bookparadiddle exercises
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