Sunday, March 04, 2007

12 Paradiddle Metacycle



Finally... here is the long awaited conclusion to this first mini series of drum tutorials... the paradiddle metacycle... pretty simple idea... we will combine paradiddles 1-4 sequentially....


ie:
RLRR LRLL
RLLR LRLL
RRLR LLRL
RLRL LRLR

Simple but very effective... this has been one of my favorite exercises over the years... great for warming up before a gig but also for coordination and technique...

The recommendation for todays show is Kodo - One Earth Tour... these guys are very inspiring... not only is what they play amazing, but HOW they play blows my mind... every movement has a purpose.... click here to check it out on amazon....

4 Comments:

At 12:32 AM, Blogger pawel said...

Nice work, Eshan. Kind of reminds me of some of the warm-ups we do on a drum corps percussion line. That's actually a compliment!

 
At 3:20 PM, Blogger cramur said...

I think the second line in text should be
RLLR LRRL

 
At 1:39 AM, Blogger sun light said...



The paradiddle is one of the basic building blocks
(or rudiments) in drumming, in addition to flams, drags,
and rolls. Paradiddles are typically one of the first
rudiments taught to beginning snare drum students and
can later be applied to the whole drum set, especially
during fills.

paradiddles
paradiddle book
paradiddle exercises

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger m rana said...


The headlight thing is a "padiddle". A paradiddle is a drumming
technique you can use to build up your speed & agility with the
sticks. Start with the left hand and alternate with each syllable
like this, L-R-L-L ("par-a-di-dle") and then you'll notice that
when you start over, you'll start with the right hand: R-L-R-R
("par-a-di-dle") Keep alternating, starting slowly & building up
your speed. If you goof, slow down & build back up.

paradiddles
paradiddle book
<a href=http://kylecullen.com/para

 

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