Nightmare on Double Paradiddle StreetTechnique by Will Taylor // July 18 2012
Yes, I know it’s a terrible pun, but I couldn’t think of anything better to call this exercise! I trust you’re all well in the drum world, so let’s get into this.
As I’m sure you can tell, this week we’re focusing on double paradiddles. If you’ve done any of my previous exercises you’ll notice I have a fetish for all things diddle based.
So what we have here is 1/16 note and sextuplet double paradiddles and then sextuplet double strokes to mix things up further and flip the sticking around.
As with all these exercises we’re playing as loose as we can, using free strokes to bounce everything out. As the tempo increases our Moeller technique will need to be called upon to help power out those accents and get a nice flow going with your paradiddles.
The rest is explained in the video. So enjoy and I hope your double paradiddles take on a new spookily good quality!
Photo courtsey of SJC drums www.sjcdrums.com
About the Author
Will began playing in the Falcons marching band and took a heavy interest in rudimental drumming. This led to seven years of marching snare drum with the Falcons (finally writing for and leading the drumline) and time at the Cadence drum and bugle corps.
He began playing drum kit during this time and took to studying hard with some great teachers (Richard Spooner, Tom Meadows, Neil Martin) and playing for many different artists as well as playing on releases by Gary Go and Incoherence to name a few. Will maintains a busy teaching schedule whilst playing, touring and recording with different artists and bands.
Email Will with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Twitter at twitter@willtaylordrums or visit him online at http://www.willtaylor.co.uk/
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