Paradiddle-diddles Part 1

Hello and welcome to a more general lesson on a rudiment that you really should know. The Paradiddle-diddle is a great rudiment that has so many useful applications. Lets just start off by making sure that you are happy with the basic principle.

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Odd Groupings 7

Hello and welcome to another lesson blog.   In this one, I am going going over a couple basic ways to play groups of five notes.  This is more about building a foundation for some upcoming patterns and fills that are a bit more challenging. Read more

Exploring Odd Groupings Part 5

Hello and welcome to the fifth instalment of the odd groupings series.  In this lesson we will be looking at a slightly less obvious grouping of either 5 and 4 or 3 depending on how you feel or count it.  When it comes to applying these patterns I have used a jazz approach but please do experiment and have some fun! Read more

EXPLORING ODD GROUPINGS PART 4

Hello.  I feel a bit cheeky calling this part 4 of the series because it is clearly the second half of part 3.  This lesson is an extension of what we looked at last time so if you missed that one, go and check it out.  Read more

Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

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