Sticking For The Paradiddle Diddle In 3/4

Applying the paradiddle triplet sticking within the new time signature.

In this lesson you will be applying the paradiddle diddle sticking to the time signature of 3/4. If you have covered our original lesson in 4/4 this will be pretty simple as you just play one less block of the rudiment in each bar. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links you may find useful when learning these parts.

Listed below are two versions of the paradiddle diddle applied to the time signature of 3/4, the first with standard sticking and the second with reverse.


Exercise 1

A Paradiddle in 3/4 with standard sticking. Notice that the sticking for the second bar is the exact reverse of the first.

A Paradiddle diddle in 3/4 with standard sticking


Exercise 2

A Paradiddle in 3/4 with reverse sticking. Notice that again, the sticking for the second bar is the exact reverse of the first.

A Paradiddle diddle in 3/4 with reverse sticking


Tasks

  • Learn the patterns up to a temp of at least 130bpm.
  • Add feet to the parts.
  • Orchestrate the parts.
  • Apply the sticking to other time signatures.
  • Apply different rudiment stickings in 3/4.