Virgil Donati Paradiddle exercise


Silver Member
Yup, that's right. Although it jumps right in mid stroke so I had to rewind it a few times to follow along! It would have been easier to see and feel (at least for me) if you counted it in and had the camera on the hi-hat side.

Also, to be nit-picky, I felt a little surge in tempo around 0:11 for a moment. Like you really started to feel the cross rhythmic groove at that point so you pushed it. But you brought it back. Again, that's just me being nit-picky.

Good job. Not an easy pattern- thanks for sharing it!
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I know this is an old post, but I’ve been working on this groove recently. Has anyone else tried learning this?


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I tried years ago but never really put the work in. Should definitely revisit it though, I reckon a good 10+ years of experience since I first saw it should help :)

Odd-Arne Oseberg

Platinum Member
Sure. Don't remember exatly when I saw this. Couple of years ago.

Coordination wise it's just picking one side and slowly adding the other piece by piece. That\s how I did it, anyway.

Feel, dynamics and being able to comfortably move it around is the bulk of the work.