Paradiddle Diddle Moving Singles

Anchor all notes on the snare whilst any stroke played as a single will be orchestrated around the kit. A good fill construction idea as well as an exercise in hand accuracy and stamina.

This lessons follows on from our Paradiddle Diddle Played With Each Hand On A Different Drum lesson. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson. It follows a similar concept to the Moving Quarters lesson covered for the standard paradiddle.

In this paradiddle diddle orchestration concept all notes will be played on the snare with the exception of those that fall as a single. These notes will be orchestrated around various parts of the kit in various different movements. This exercise is great for getting your hands moving around the kit quickly and is also quite a nice fill construction idea.

Remember, you hands will always be playing a paradiddle diddle in all exercises on this page. I have included feet in all exercises, it may be worth removing them whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons.


Exercise 1

Paradiddle Diddle with moving single strokes

Exercise 2

Paradiddle Diddle with moving single strokes

Exercise 3

Paradiddle Diddle with moving single strokes

Exercise 4

Paradiddle Diddle with moving single strokes

Exercise 5

Paradiddle Diddle with moving single strokes

Exercise 6

Paradiddle Diddle with moving single strokes

TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 125bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept. Write down at least 2 of these.
  3. Experiment with various different feet patterns in each exercise.