This lessons is another orchestration idea for the triple paraddidle. It is essential that you are familiar with this sticking for this lesson and you may find the exercises easier if you have covered other paradiddle orchestration lessons previously. You can find a selection of these linked at the bottom of the page.
In the orchestration exercises below, you will be played a triplet paradiddle on the snare and every time a number is counted you will be moving that hand to another part of the kit. Because of the way the sticking for a triplet paradiddle works, when a 1 or 2 is counted the right hand will be moving and when a 3 or 4 is counted the left moves. In the similar lesson on single stroke triplets I discussed the idea of 'splitting the kit', the same idea is applied here. Feet have been included in all exercises.
- 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.
- Apply these orchestrations as fills.