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EASY! Learn 10+ Single Paradiddle Exercises (Video Lesson)

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Published on 05/11/2022

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You are probably here to learn more about one of the most popular drum rudiments, called the single paradiddle.

Correct?

In this blog post, you will learn on how to play the single paradiddle and how to apply it to the drum set.

Sounds interesting?  

Here are the contents of this article:

What you need to practice the single paradiddle

Single Paradiddle Exercises PDF

First, you should download the free PDF-file which contains all exercises as seen in the video lesson above.

Evans RealFeel practice pad red

Drum Practice Pad

A drum practice pad like the "Evans Real Feel" is a must-have for every drummer.
It's ideal to practice drum rudiments like the single paradiddle, and it's quiet too.

You can use it for warming up your hands before a gig, and it fits any backpack in case you aren't near any drum set.

These are the best drumsticks I use.

Drumsticks

Of course, you need a pair of drumsticks to play along to the single paradiddle exercises.

If you don't own a pair and don't know which fits your drumming style, you should have a look at the best drumsticks for beginners.

Tempo is a metronome app for your smartphone and tablet computer.

Metronome / Click Track

To improve your timing, you should use a metronome or a click track when practicing.

There are several devices and smartphone apps which are recommendable.

The most popular metronome is the Tama Rhythm Watch, which you can see here.

What's a paradiddle?

The word paradiddle stands for a drum technique (sticking) which consists of single strokes - and double strokes.
The single paradiddle - for example - looks like this:

RLRR - LRLL  

Whereas "R" stand for right and "L" for left.

The word "PARA-DIDDLE" also reflects the sticking of this drum rudiment:

  • R & L = PA-RA 
  • RR & LL = DI-DDLE
  • R-L-R-R / L-R-L-L = PA-RA-DI-DDLE

There are endless ways on how to play the single paradiddle on a drum practice pad, in drum-grooves and drum-fills, which you will find in this blog post. 

1st Step: The Basics of the single paradiddle

Here are the absolute basics of the single paradiddle.

You should spend the vast majority of your time practicing these very basic exercises at a low tempo (40-60 BPM) before you proceed to the drum-grooves and drum-fills.

The following exercises will help you develop a good foundation of the single paradiddle: 

Learn the single paradiddle basics

The Single Paradiddle Basics in 4 steps

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