Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How fast can you play a Single Paradiddle?


This week I have been encouraging my students to play a single paradiddle consecutively for three days then report back with their P.B. (personal best).

Each student was asked to start their paradiddle at 60 b.p.m. (beats per minute).

There will be a prize for the best verified (of course, I'll have to check out the speed at their next lesson) tempo (speed marking) for each school year level.

Already, most of my high school students can play a single paradiddle faster than 80 b.p.m. so I am expecting tempos higher than 80 if they are in high school.

How fast (and evenly) can you play your single paradiddle? There are small prizes for the winners in each school year level.

Post your score below. Choose "anonymous" for your ID but please say who you are. Example "It's Ruby - my P.B. is 90 b.p.m."

I look forward to reading your comments,
Tessa :)

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18 comments:

  1. Well done Paul - play your paradiddle over two more days and let me know what your PB is then :)

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  2. hi tessa its me daniel ive done what youve said and posted this comment

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  3. Fantastic Nick L. - I think yours is the only Year 5 post that made it In on time :)

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  4. Thanks for playing a paradiddle for 3 days Daniel.

    What was the highest metronome speed that you could play a paradiddle at?

    If you want to be in the competition, I need you to post your speed :)

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  5. hi its Lara I got up to 120 P.B.M.

    Julia said that she got up to 120 too but didn't let me see... :)

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  6. Thank you Lara, Julia and Ruby - fabulous efforts :)

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  7. The semi-finalists (who all win a chocolate bar) are:

    Year 10 Paul M @ 132 bpm
    Year 6 Lara @ 120 bpm
    Year 5 Nick L @ 102 bpm
    Year 3 Julia @ 120 bpm
    Year 3 Ruby @ 114 bpm

    These times will be verified at their next lessons and the Winners and their prizes will be announced on Friday October 15th 2010.

    Thank you for participating and look out for the holiday competition which will be posted on Monday September 27th 2010!!!

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  8. Tom can do single paradiddle at 46 bpm. He's going to try really hard to get faster.

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  9. Thank you so much for your comment Tom - I'm sure you will get faster with a bit of practice.
    Remember, you just started so it may take a little while but just work at your pace :)

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  10. Hi it's Ericsson and currently I can play at 12o mpm

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  11. That's fantastic Ericsson - I'm looking forward to hearing your paradiddle tomorrow :)

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    1. You’ll also notice that the “Pa-ra” is the single stroke part and
      the “did-dle” is the double stroke part.You could also set up your
      metronome at this stage and have a go at locking in with a click
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    2. The paradiddle is a funny little rudiment, because if you
      walk into an average middle school band program, even some
      of the trumpet players and other wind players, usually boys,
      know about paradiddles. I seem to recall many of them asking
      me what a paradiddle is, because they'd heard of them, but
      didn't know how they were played. I think it's definitely
      one of the most popular rudiments among kids.

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  13. Alright, so, remember when we talked about the rudiments,
    I showed you the paradiddles. I showed you the single paradiddle,
    the double paradiddle, and the triple paradiddle. I also showed
    you the paradiddle-diddle.

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