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Paradiddles, the most useful for drums playing

Download Paradiddles drum rudiments pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson about drum rudiments, contains the complete series of Paradiddles, the four basic Paradiddles, double, triple, and Paradiddle diddle.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Paradiddles drum rudiments

The study of Paradiddles is, among other basic exercises for the drums, especially important to learn how to alternate single and double strokes with accented strokes, with both hands. The symmetrical structure of every Paradiddle helps a better balanced hands and wrists development. You should put great care on the accents and their different positions on the drum sheet.

Reversing the hands role and adding intermediate rests and abbelishment strokes, the combination of the various paradiddles offers endless possibilities of performance and personal expansion of the exercises. We'll find out that many drum rhythms that we know are written by working out the basic Paradiddles.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Paradiddles drum rudiments is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.