Fractal Rudiments - The Metadiddle

Stitch Kaboodle

Senior Member
So I've been playing around with the idea of substituting diddles for paradiddles for while and thought I'd try something different.

Take a paraddidle and swap the diddle for another paradiddle. When you have that, substitute the new diddle for another paradiddle. etc. etc. on and on...

An interesting side effect is if you focus only on one hand it effectively doubles in speed for each consecutive stroke until you choose to end with a proper diddle. You could in theory play without switching hands at all but that might cause a glitch in spacetime or something equally drastic.

I'd like to see how far this concept could be taken (without the aid of a metronome)!