'a' Count Accents In A Standard Paradiddle

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

In this lesson you will be placing accents on 'a' counts in a standard paradiddle. The same idea has been applied in other rudiments but the paradiddle is a little different as 'a' counts aren't always played with the same hand and fall on the second stroke of a double. This is tricky as you have a standard stroke followed by an accented 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 a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 2

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 3

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 4

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 5

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 6

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 7

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 8

Accenting a counts in a paradiddle


Exercise 9

Accenting a 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.