This page is for the budding drummer to the seasoned pro. The resource sheets are available to download or if you prefer please check out the video and audio library below.
For these exercises you will need 2 rack toms and one floor tom.
Paradiddles are one of the fundamentals of drumming and I'm going to be showing different ways of applying this rudiment to the drum kit and creating effective grooves. I'm going to begin with the single paradiddle. I recommend starting the exercise at 60 bpm and when you have mastered it try going up in 5 bpm intervals.
The same groove now with the bass drum which adds a whole new feel and colour to to the rhythm: