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Single Paradiddle Inversions

Technique by Ryan Carver // April 02 2008
Single Paradiddle Inversions

These are different ways to play the single paradiddle. Play each seperatley at first. Remember to start slow and play each accent as a full stroke, and each unaccented note as a low stroke. Practice each way until it becomes smooth.




Here is a four bar exercise using the different variations. When you are comfortable, use as a fill voice around the kit.




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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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