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Virgil
12-21-2005, 07:29 PM
Playing paradiddles with the bass drums has always been a good way to develop technique and flexibility with the feet, but unless you have two different pitches, has limited purpose. However, as I show in this lesson, by inserting a note in between the doubles of the paradiddle, it creates a very interesting rhythm. This now renders the paradiddle pattern very useful and effective, especially when you are using a double pedal, or two bass drums tuned to the same pitch.

Notice how I have taken the native time signature of the double paradiddle, which is 6/8, and apply it to the single paradiddle. If you can learn to feel the single paradiddle in 6/8, then you will be able to play some nice variations alternating between double and single paradiddles. It's all clearly laid out on the chart, and I take you through slow to fast tempos on the video, so you can hear it in it's various stages of development.


<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/feet-paradiddleinserts.wmv)

<img src="images/!charts/feet-debparadiddle-a.gif">

<img src="images/!charts/feet-debparadiddle-b.gif">

<img src="images/!charts/feet-debparadiddle-c.gif">

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/feet-paradiddleinserts.wmv)