Paradiddle Diddle With Swung Eighth Feet

Switching an existing foot concept over to swing time.

This lesson can be thought of as a rhythmic variation of our eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle. The change you are going to make is that the feet are now going to play in swing time, meaning notes are only placed on the first and third of each block of triplet. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of useful lessons if this idea isn't familiar. Through this page I will be presenting the rudiment played on the snare as eighth note triplets with various different feet ostinati played with the new rhythm. All exercises shown below will be very similar to other lessons on this subject applied to different rudiments. It is important to combine them with the new rudiment as the way the hands and feet work together can be very different.

As I suggest with most exercise, use a metronome and start slowly. You need to make sure the placement of all strokes is accurate before you can start pushing the tempo. In each exercise both standard and reverse sticking has been given, it is important that you practice both of these to get the most out of the rudiment.


Exercise 1

Adding swung eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle


Exercise 2

Adding swung eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle


Exercise 3

Adding swung eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle


Exercise 4

Adding swung eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle


Exercise 5

Adding swung eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle


Exercise 6

Adding swung eighth note feet under a paradiddle diddle


TASKS

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm with good hand technique.
  • Use both standard and reverse with each exercise.
  • Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
  • Play all 6 exercises as a continuous 6 bar pattern, then repeat.