The Standard Paradiddle With Moving Quarter Notes

Every numbered count will be moved to a different voice while all others remain on the snare. Great for building your ability to dart around the kit.

This lessons is another orchestration idea for the Standard Paradiddle. It is essential that you are familiar with this sticking for this lesson and you may find the exercises easier if you have covered other paradiddle orchestration lessons previously.

In the orchestration exercises below, you will be played a straight paradiddle on the snare and every time a number is counted you will be moving that hand to another part of the kit. Because of the way the sticking for a paradiddle works, when a 1 or 3 is counted the right hand will be moving and when a 2 or 4 is counted the left moves. In the similar lesson on Single Stroke Triplets I discussed the idea of 'splitting the kit', the same idea is applied here. Feet have been included all exercises.


Exercise 1

The standard Paradiddle with moving quarter notes


Exercise 2

The standard Paradiddle with moving quarter notes


Exercise 3

The standard Paradiddle with moving quarter notes


Exercise 4

The standard Paradiddle with moving quarter notes


Exercise 5

The standard Paradiddle with moving quarter notes


Exercise 6

The standard Paradiddle with moving quarter notes


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 Minute Rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  3. Add various feet patterns to the exercises.
  4. Apply these orchestrations as fills.