Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hey all (another post my Mom won't understand!)

Again, a lengthy lapse between posts. I won't make any excuses because they'd all be lame.

Here's a quick idea that I ripped off (most of it anyway) from Simon Phillips.
1. Play paradiddles in 8th notes, starting with your right foot.
2. While this is going on, play paradiddles in quarter notes with your hands.
3. Next play paradiddles in triplets against the 8th notes in your feet.
3. Finally keep the feet the same and play paradiddles in 16ths with your hands.

It's a nice challenge and gets your brain working.

Okay, back soon (I hope!)

1 comment:

  1. A handy hint on playing paradiddles with accuracy and fluidity
    is to say out loud “Pa-ra-did-dle, pa-ra-did-dle” as you play.
    This verbalisation will help keep your timing and perception of
    the pulse under control.

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