Facebook Google+

Learn how to play drums » Drum lessons » Rudiments & fundamentals » Paradiddles

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.

Join now the interactive drum lessons

The interactive drum lessons require Flash Player 7 or later.
If you do not have the Flash Player installed, you may download it here at this link: http://Get.Adobe.com/flashplayer/

Paradiddles drum rudiments - Drum lesson preview

Drum lesson preview

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.

John Bonham drums

Do you want to play online the virtual drum set of John Bonham?

Play the virtual drums: you can choose the drum set of John Bonham or your favorite drummer.
Online drum games for young drummers and percussion instruments lovers.  Play  Arrow

Drum Set App Game for Kids Icon

VirtualDrumming available now on the App Store

The new App by VirtualDrumming is the most realistic drumming experience available on the App Store.
Easy playing, easy to learn - choose your sounds and play - you can create a playlist and play along to your favourite songs in a short while.   Learn more  Arrow

Learn to read the drum sheet music


Drum set elements  Arrow   The graphic symbols of drum set elements in drum sheet music.
Notes and Rests  Arrow   Notes and rests value in drum sheet music.
Tie and Dot  Arrow   Tie and dot in drum sheet music.

About VirtualDrumming.com


Virtual Drumming is an interactive drums method, with free online drum lessons, drum sheet music in pdf format, and virtual drums that you can play in real time. All the drum lessons are played in real time by the virtual drummer.
Just like a music teacher the virtual drummer plays at the desired speed the lesson on the score, making drum sheet music understable even to beginners. The drums method will be periodically updated with new drum lessons and drum sheet music.

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.