Difficulty LevelI hope you have been enjoying the videos I’ve been uploading recently. I plan to do many more so if you find my voice annoying then you’re in for more punishment!

Feel free to email me with any suggestions you have on video lesson subjects. I’m currently torn between play along tutorials and general technique/exercises. What do ya fink?


Paradiddle-diddle Ideas

Couldn’t do a blog entry without adding something for you to have a go at! This is the Paradiddle-diddle in case you’ve been living on Mars…


Have you noticed what happens when you play it between ride cymbal and snare like this?…


Well, firstly its a really cool linear style drum beat but secondly the right hand is playing the classic “Jazz Ride Cymbal” pattern. It’s just started in a different position. If you start the Paradiddle-diddle half way through (on the R L L) then you get this…


Voilà, the “Spang-a-lang” Jazz pattern.

You can use the Paradiddle-diddle to help practice the jazz ride pattern as the left hand is filling in all the gaps the right hand is leaving out.

Toodle Pip!



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