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One Handed Diddle

Technique by Will Taylor // June 05 2012
One Handed Diddle

Hello! I trust all is well in the world of drums and you’ve all been shredding hard. This week’s lesson is designed to help with pulling out double strokes. We’re using 1/8 notes and then pulling out 1/16 note diddles with some accents thrown in for fun! 

For most of this exercise we’ll be using free/full strokes, throwing the stick down and allowing it to bounce back up. The accents will just be a full stroke thrown down with more velocity to make it louder. The diddles, at slow to medium tempos, will be a double free stroke. This will change as we increase in tempo, bringing in the push pull/finger snap technique to really make that diddle crisp and tight.

The video best describes what’s happening. I hope you enjoy this lesson and if you need any further information, or you wish to enquire about lessons, feel free to get in touch.



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About the Author
Will  Taylor

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 willtaylordrums@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter at twitter@willtaylordrums or visit him online at http://www.willtaylor.co.uk/

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