By Aaron Gillespie

Like you’ve never seen them before. Paradiddles played as an ordinary sticking, then flipped on their heads. This exercise is going to develop both hands, and make sure your weak hand burns. Learning to play it on the kit will really help keep it fun and entertaining. Make sure to hit your toms hard in Ex. 5 as we begin moving around the kit. Each drum has its own personality and the toms need a little more love than the cymbals or snare. Make sure you bring it! Get ready to tell your weak hand goodbye.



  • Say it and play it
  • Focus on the groove
  • Use a metronome
  • Don’t increase tempo until you’ve locked in the slower tempos
  • Lock in the bass drum

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