Tiffany's Drum Lesson Notes

paradiddle grid using cross stick for left hand and rim for right. Samba, 1/4 note ride and 1/16th note ride, need 1/8th note practice.

Soca. Porcaro Triplet straight time shuffle with ghost note on "trip". Start with the "trip" of one.

11/18/09 paradiddle grid with two accents of double paradiddle and three accents on triple paradiddle

flams, flam tap...

paradiddle, flam, flam tap, flam, flam tap, paradid-flam

Samba feet "1 e + a..." rest on the "e", bass is on the "1 a2 a3 a4 a1...", hi hat is on the "+", add right hand on the quarters "1 2 3 4" then switch to eighths "1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +", then to 16ths "1e+a 2e+a 3e+a 4e+a"


paradiddle grid

4-2-1 then repeat with left hand lead




double stroke rolls:

5 stroke  

1 e +   2 e +

rr ll R   ll rr L

6 stroke

1 e + a  2 e + a

R ll rr L R ll rr L


Paradiddle Groove


B                            B

kick on the "par" and then kick on the "did"

(paradiddle groove with left hand on hi hat)


Paradiddle Fill

RLRR LRLL - single rights hit tom, double rights on snare

t              t


Double Paradiddle Groove (right hand on bell of the ride and kick on all rights)


Afro-Cuban 6/8