'+' Count Accents In A Standard Paradiddle

A lesson on adding '+' count accents to paradiddles.

In this lesson you will be placing accents on '+' counts in a standard paradiddle. The same idea has been applied in other rudiments but the paradiddle is a little different as '+' counts aren't always played with the same hand and fall on the first stroke of a double. This is tricky as you have an accented stroke followed by a standard stroke, start out slow and pay particular attention to the dynamics on the doubles. When working through the patterns below, make sure any accents that fall on a left hand are played at the same volume as those on a right hand.


Exercise 1

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 2

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 3

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 4

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 5

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 6

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 7

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 8

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 9

Accenting + counts in a paradiddle


TASKS

  • Place accents in various other places.
  • Add feet into the exercises above.
  • Orchestrate the exercises above.
  • Add accents to other rudiments.