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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’.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Paradiddles are a rudimentary exercise for stick drummers and can be useful for learning the "handing" for djembe.’
- ‘The chief use of paradiddles is a base on which to develop beats.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.