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How to Play the Drums: Advanced Paradiddles The first paradiddle rudiments you generally learn are the single, double and triple paradiddle ( However, there are lots of other rudiments that are based on the paradiddle. This lesson will team you a few others that are a little bit more difficult, but also very useful to learn: Paradiddle-diddle, Diddle Egg 5, and the Diddle Egg 7. The paradiddlediddle is exactly what it sounds - a paradiddle with another diddle or double stroke on the end. This means that unlike the earlier paradiddle rudiments, it does not swap hands, so the accent will always be played by the same hand. That is why me must be sure to practise it both ways - starting with the left hand, and the right. The Diddle-Egg 5 is one of the more modern paradiddle rudiments. It is simply a paradiddle with an Egg on the end. The Egg is just another accented note. The Diddle-egg 5 is another rudiment which must be practiced separately for each hand. We can count it: Par - ra - did - dle - Egg as we play it. The Diddle-egg seven is just like the Diddle-egg five, but it is a paradiddlediddle with an Egg rather than a paradiddle with an Egg. Because of the extra double stroke, the Diddle-egg 7 swaps hands automatically every time we play it, so we only have to practice it the one way. We can count it: Par - ra - did - dle - did - dle - Egg - Par - ra - did - dle - did - dle - Egg. This lesson is excerpted from a broader course available from The Begin Drumming course is a 100% comprehensive drumming course which takes you from absolute beginner to expert soloist without any gimmicky short cuts! Through a combination of video and written lessons, the course will teach you proper technique as well as how to read drum music.
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