The Standard Paradiddle In Groups Of 8

Creating some simple orchestrations that move around the kit in a set grouping.

This lessons follows on from our Standard Paradiddle 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.

Continuing with ideas for orchestrating a double stroke roll, in this lesson you will be 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 pretty 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 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.

Feet have been included all exercises.


Exercise 1

Standard Paradiddle played as groups of eight


Exercise 2

Standard Paradiddle played as groups of eight


Exercise 3

Standard Paradiddle played as groups of eight


Exercise 4

Standard Paradiddle played as groups of eight


Exercise 5

Standard Paradiddle played as groups of eight


Exercise 6

Standard 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.