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Rudiment Section #36

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #36

Drag Paradiddle #1

The Drag Paradiddle #1 (#36 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is a rudiment which combines an 8th note accent with a Single Dragadiddle in a 6/8 time signature. This is a hand-to-hand pattern which means it alternates between starting on the Right Hand and the Left Hand.

 

Sticking

R.llr.l.r.r.L.rrl.r.l.l.

 

Counting

1.tkn.t.m.t.2.tkn.t.m.t.

or

1.&a2.&.3.&.4.&a5.&.6.&.

As with any Drag rudiment, how you would count this depends greatly on the tempo. Thinking of 16th notes and doubling up the second 16th note to 32nd notes at a tempo of 8th note = 120 bpm is a good starting point.

When played up to speed this becomes a Double Paradiddle with its 2nd note doubled up to 32nd notes.

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Rudiment #36

Drag Paradiddle #1

Exercises

 

36a

This is the Drag Pardiddle #1 in triplet feel. First up are 8th note triplets.

 

Counting

1.ntm.2.n.m.3.ntm.4.n.m.

or

1.trippuhlet.2.trip.let.3.trippuhlet.4.trip.let.

 

36b

And here’s the same exercise in 16th note triplets or sextuplets.

 

Counting

1.jkt.n.j.t.2.jkt.n.j.t.3.jkt.n.j.t.4.jkt.n.j.t.

or

1.trippuhlet.&.trip.let.2.trippuhlet.&.trip.let.3.trippuhlet.&.trip.let.4.trippuhlet.&.trip.let.

 

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