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The single paradiddle-diddle is a powerful rudiment that is based heavily on the single paradiddle. As with the double paradiddle, this rudiment ads four notes to create a 12/8 or triplet feel. This makes it perfect for use within Jazz, Latin, and other world styles. Here is the sticking pattern written out in drum notation:
Now, even though the single paradiddle-diddle add four notes like the double paradiddle, the sticking pattern is still quite different. Instead of adding single strokes, the single paradiddle-diddle includes two extra double strokes. Read through the pattern carefully, and it will all make sense to you - especially if you've already learned the other paradiddle-based rudiments (single paradiddle, double paradiddle, triple paradiddle).
Here is the single paradiddle-diddle played in the context of a drum beat:
Exercise three includes the single paradiddle-diddle within a drum fill:
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