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Old 11-16-2012, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: ...for the jazz cats ...

Originally Posted by Gvdadrummasum View Post
paradiddle-diddle comes up a lot in jazz for me......for instance as a uptempo comp....putting it between the ride cymbal and snare drum .....starting it on 2 as Elvin often would
I can't watch YouTube vids through my work network, but I am with you on the use of paradiddle-diddle in jazz. That's a trick I learned for dealing with really fast tempos, like Max would play back with Clifford. It's a cool-sounding way to give your hands a bit of a break without disrupting the flow. Another one is doubles between ride and snare, inverting it and changing where it starts, etc. #survivaltactics
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