Hope you got permission from the author to re-post that bro.Great advice from Push-Pull-Stroke about taking it slow. Also, Arne is correct about using the motions. His advice about experimenting with simple, hand to hand accented rhythms is great as well.
My book, The Level System, addresses these motions in detail. However, I want everyone here to benefit, even if they don't have my book. So here is an exercise that I just wrote. It is an adaptation of one of the exercises in my book.
Here is a list of the motions. The full stroke is not used in these paradiddle variations.
- Full Stroke “F” - used for loud notes in succession
- Tap “t” - used for soft notes in succession
- Upstroke “u”– used to transition from soft to loud notes
- Downstroke – “D” used to transition from loud to soft notes
It's not re-posted. I wrote it specifically in response to the OP's question.Hope you got permission from the author to re-post that bro.
Indeed, I believe he was.I think you’re joking... If you're not, it’s ok. I gave myself permission to post it.
My approach as well. Go slow, and focus on the motions.Take it slow, get the motions down and focus on whatever pattern is hard.
1st note: Down-Up.-tap-tap
2nd note. tap-Down-tap-Up
3rd note: Up-tap-Down-tap
4th note. tap-tap-Up-Down