Drumeo Advanced Paradiddle Groove

Dizeee

Senior Member
Hi all. I have been practicing this groove now for a round 2 weeks, at around 5 to 10 mins a day. I have got the basics of it and the accompanying fill consolidated, and will spend the following weeks tightening and sharpening it.

It took me some time to initially get my head round the whole concept, its a paradiddle groove played in triplets, with a mind nending fill that interrupts the flow, with the whole thing then moved around the kit. The ideal pace is 110bpm, at that speed it sounds insanely good.

My progress so far at 90 bpm : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwQqkIKPZHg


I have also done a video of it at 60bpm : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHsBVgOSC0k


If anyone else is interested in learning this I can post up the original Drumeo short video about it. Its not actually has hard as it sounds once you understand what it is - but it's one of those grooves that sounds really busy.

Anyone else learnt this or tried it?
 

Sebenza

Member
Give yourself more reference points to playing the pattern in time by setting your metronome to play eight notes instead of quarters and slow it way down..
 

Jared_Falk

Member
You sound really good! The real hard part for me with this groove was lowering the volume of the ghost notes. This gives it a much more fluid sound.
 

Dizeee

Senior Member
Just about to watch those other links.

I know this is not a perfect execution, but I literally took this video the same day that I had consolidated the pattern and fill so was able to at least play it to an acceptable standard. Being able to play it without too much thought is the hardest part out the way, perfecting timing and sharpening it up is the fun part and just comes with time and practice.
 

Dizeee

Senior Member
Give yourself more reference points to playing the pattern in time by setting your metronome to play eight notes instead of quarters and slow it way down..
Just did this today and recorded it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO6Kk4RSuI8

As its my second day playing this off pat, I already feel more at home with it, but yes hearing the 8th notes (I think I did that correctly on the metronome) has helped with note placement, particularly the fill.

I went on to a mini double time shred afterwards, which was random.
 
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