Triple Paradiddle In Groups Of Two

Creating some simple orchestrations that move around the kit in a set grouping of two sixteenth notes.

Continuing with ideas for orchestrating a triple paradiddle, in this lesson you will be taking the basic rudiment as sixteenth notes and splitting it into groups of two. Each of these groups of two will then be played on a different drum. The intention here is to get you comfortable with moving the rudiment around the kit in 'blocks' of a set number whilst playing triple paradiddles and you will be expanding on this in later lessons. These patterns will work well as fills without any adjustment, but as with the double stroke roll a single stroke sticking would be more appropriate in that situation.

An interesting feature of moving this way using this rudiment is that halfway through the bar you will get a sort of switch in direction as the sticking reverses.

Feet have been included all exercises.


Exercise 1

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Two


Exercise 2

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Two


Exercise 3

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Two


Exercise 4

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Two


Exercise 5

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Two


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.