One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of four even strokes played in the order ‘left right left left’ or ‘right left right right’.
- ‘Paradiddles are a rudimentary exercise for stick drummers and can be useful for learning the "handing" for djembe.’
- ‘Yet right from the start - that bass-drum paradiddle with a percussive undercurrent that sounds like the rattle of a stage thunder machine - the recording is downright witty in its sonic variations.’
- ‘The chief use of paradiddles is a base on which to develop beats.’
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