In this book, Symmetrical Stickings, Pete Lockett takes a deep dive into paradiddle grooves. Starting with the very basic paradiddle form, he progresses with exercises and ideas in 4/4, 6/8, 5/4, and finally 7/4. In all, there are 68 pages full of new exercises, patterns and concepts!
Whether you’re developing a funk groove, playing a four bar jazz break or hitting a “Keith Moon” rock solo, the paradiddle rudiments are indispensable. Drummers as varied as Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones and Keith Moon have all made great use of them.
The content of the series focuses on sticking patterns derived from the symmetrical concept of the paradiddle, where the second half of the sticking is the exact opposite of the first half. This book is part one of a three part series looking at sticking patterns applied to the snare drum, drum set and congas.