Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Paradiddle stick control patterns in 3

I don't know what's going on, but I'm using a lot of Stick Control-type stuff in practicing lately. Sometimes you just want things written as a sticking. Here I've written out some paradiddle variations in 3 that I was improvising on the drumset:

I don't believe you need to spend a lot of time in life playing 8th note sticking patterns on the practice pad at an even volume. You got all you needed of that in the first few years of playing the regular stuff in Stick Control— you don't need to do that with these pages. Add accents, or do them on the drums like this:

  1. R = RH-cym + BD / L = left on snare and/or toms
  2. R = BD / L = both hands in unison on drums or SD+cym
  3. R = BD / L = LH on snare drum - ADD RH on cym in stock rhythm of your choice

These are fun to play in 6/4 with my Lilin or Free Design practice loops. They can also be played as 16th notes in 3/4.

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