Mike Dolbear - Lesson 3

Paradiddle-diddle Fill-in

In this lesson I’d like to show you how to use the paradiddle-diddle as a 1-bar fill-in.

The paradiddle-diddle will be played through a group of six 1/16th notes and I will be accenting the first two singles. There will be 4 of these, which will make up a 1-bar fill-in.

The sticking for this is - (reverse sticking if you’re left handed):

Sticking

Aim to play the double notes of the roll quietly to create a soft rolling sound into the main notes of the fill-in.

Ok, if you watch the attached video you will see I've played the fill-in slowly at first and then up to speed with a groove.

Have a go at following my examples and then try and come up with some of your own!

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Video

Notation

Notation from lesson 3