Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Todd's Methods, Pt. 1: daku-daku-paradiddle

New series: quick and dirty presentation of some of my practice methods. The idea is to write them up fast and on one page, so explanations may not be as thorough as everyone would like. The first one works on fast alternating singles between the hands and the bass drum, and filling out with paradiddles, in an up tempo jazz setting.

I've given it that stupid name because that's what it sounds like- especially the way Tony Williams does it. And the only thing I hate more than made-up onomatopoeic rudiment/lick names (like "herta"- I reeelly hate that one) is having to use ten+ words to describe a common thing. So "daku daku" it is.

Download the pdf.

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