We’re taking a little trip into the past to revisit a fantastic paradiddle lesson from Joe Morello’s essential book, Master Studies II [2006, Modern Drummer Publications].

The following exercises are great for developing control. Practice each one slowly at first, and remain relaxed at all times. Speed will come with slow, accurate practice. As your technical proficiency increases, you can increase the tempo setting on your metronome. These exercises can be played with or without accents.

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