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Paradiddle Grooves Hand/Foot Combinations: Part I

Technique by Ryan Carver // July 02 2008
Paradiddle Grooves Hand/Foot Combinations: Part I

In the following exercises the paradiddle will be played as 1/16 notes between the bass drum and the floor tom, starting with the bass drum. The remaining hand plays various hi-hat patterns with a 2 and 4 backbeat on the snare drum. Remember to start slow, count 16th notes, and practice each groove until it flows.



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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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