Rudiment Section #37

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #37

Drag Paradiddle #2

The Drag Paradiddle #2 (#37 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is a rudiment which combines an 8th note accent with a Drag and a Single Dragadiddle. This is a hand-to-hand pattern which means it alternates between starting on the Right Hand and the Left Hand.

 

Sticking

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

 

Counting

1.tkn.tk2.t.n.t.3.tkn.tk4.t.n.t.

or

1.&a.&a2.e.&.a.3.&a.&a4.e.&.a.

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 Triple Paradiddle with its 2nd and 4th notes doubled up to 32nd notes.

Lesson continues after this

Rudiment #37

Drag Paradiddle #2

Exercises

 

37a

Here we combine a Drag Paradiddle #2 with two Single Paradiddles after which the sticking reverses.

 

Counting

1.tkn.tk2.t.n.t.3.t.n.t.4.t.n.t.1.tkn.tk2.t.n.t.3.t.n.t.4.t.n.t.

or

1.&a&.&a2.e.&.a.3.e.&.a.4.e.&.a.1.&a&.&a2.e.&.a.3.e.&.a.4.e.&.a.

 

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