Paradiddle Beat – Step One

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The Paradiddle Beat is the next step after mastering the Seven Basic Beats. Here you will learn how to play between hihat hits. This is a concentrated coordination exercise that will enable you to recognize and play more advanced rock and pop beats.

This is a standard application of The Single Paradiddle. The Single Paradiddle is a drum rudiment with the sticking RLRR LRLL (R=right, L=left).  This series gradually builds up to the bass drum playing the right hand part while the snare drum plays the left. The hihat maintains eighth notes throughout.