A set of simple exercises for playing eighth note feet ostinatos underneath a sixteenth note triple paradiddle.
This lesson can be considered a follow on from our Triple Paradiddle With Quarter Note Feet lesson. In this lesson you will focus on using eighth note foot patterns to further familiarize you with the co ordination and independence between hands and feet. In the examples below both standard and reversed sticking have been shown, it is important to learn both versions of these exercises. All feet patterns on this page should look familiar as they have been applied under different rudiments in previous lessons.
Use a metronome wherever possible and remember to start slow and build the tempo up as you get more comfortable with the placement of notes.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm with good hand technique.
- Use both standard and reverse sticking with each exercise.
- Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
- Play all 6 exercises as a continuous 6 bar pattern, then repeat.
I recomend covering our lesson on Orchestrating One Hand Per Drum with a triple paradiddle next.