Paradiddle Diddle Moving In Blocks Of 4

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

Continuing with ideas for orchestrating a paradiddle diddle, in this lesson you will be taking the basic rudiment and splitting it into blocks of four. Each of these groups of four will then be played on a different drum. As the rudiment is played over a six note phrase, this orchestration is going to create an odd opposing rhythm which means it will sound particularly good! The movements can really mess with your head so take your time and keep an eye on the sticking underneath the bar.

The intention here is to get your comfortable with moving around the kit in 'blocks' of a set unusual number within this rudiment and you will be expanding on this in later lessons. These patterns will work well as fills without any adjustment. Feet have been included in all exercises but make sure you can play the hand part before adding these in. Remember, a paradiddle diddle sticking is used throughout.


Exercise 1

Paradiddle Diddle played as groups of four


Exercise 2

Paradiddle Diddle played as groups of four


Exercise 3

Paradiddle Diddle played as groups of four


Exercise 4

Paradiddle Diddle played as groups of four


Exercise 5

Paradiddle Diddle played as groups of four


Exercise 6

Paradiddle Diddle played as groups of four


TASKS

  • Using the 2 Minute Rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  • Add various feet patterns to the exercises.
  • Use these exercises as fill patterns within a phrased part.