Part 5: Paradiddle-Based Hand Patterns
by Todd Vinciguerra
In this lesson we’ll explore double bass groove ideas that incorporate paradiddle-based hand patterns. Remember to play to a metronome or click track, and start off slowly and master each exercise before increasing the speed. To take the exercises a step further, turn them into two- or four-bar repeating phrases. The bass drum patterns can be played leading with either foot, or even with double strokes. Experiment, and have fun!
Todd “Vinny” Vinciguerra is the author of several drum instructional books. His latest, Double Basics: Complete Double Bass Drum Book, is available through Mel Bay. For more info, visit anotherstateofmind.com.