Triple Paradiddle In Groups Of Eight

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

In this lesson you will learning a triple paradiddle orchestration that involves taking the basic rudiment as sixteenth notes and splitting it into groups of eight. Each of these groups of eight will then be played on a different drum. These exercises will be very straight forward as you will only be using two different parts of the kit. The intention here is to get your 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.

It is worth noting that the second block of eight will have the reverse sticking of the first.

Feet have been included all exercises, feel free to remove them whilst you are familiarizing yourself with the hand movements.


Exercise 1

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Eight


Exercise 2

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Eight


Exercise 3

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Eight


Exercise 4

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Eight


Exercise 5

Triple Paradiddle played as groups of Eight


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.

Up Next

I recommend covering our lesson on Moving Doubles in a triple paradiddle next.