Paradiddle Dabble

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Postby sandywilliams » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:06 pm

I've heard that Bird phrase for years but never made the rudiment connection. Thanks, that open lots of interesting doors.
ML should write a book!
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Postby chespernevins » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:48 pm

Awesome illustration! Thanks for putting that together.
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Postby bobappleton » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:55 am

Dear ML,

Thanks for another example of education beyond words - it's great.

Let me try my thing in words - just to see how clumsy it is like this. When I actually was a drummer we thought modern jazz history was Philly Joe, Elvin and Tony Williams - in that order. OK so we missed out too many people, but your example shows something I obviously never really understood - the paradiddle. My first teacher was into Gene Krupa - and I always associated that rhythm with him. But your "simple" demonstration shows us that it was much more.

The two rudiments I got closest to mastering seemed to lay out the rest of the post - Charlie Parker period:
Triplets = Elvin (what an understatement)
and Polyrhythm (that three across four on two surfaces - da da da da da da da da da da da da) thing = Tony Williams.

Your musical examples are where I think education needs to go. Analysis is what we of Roman descent did best - for eons, right? So now we have postmodernism - which turns those structures inside out - because they became boring. But we need renewal again - and where to look? The technology as used by you, me and others in this intuitive fashion begins to point a way forward.

Sorry I've been absent from the Forum - there's too much "work" around here. It's really nice to look in and see so much exploration there.

Here's a small exploration of mine from last summer in Beijing with DouDou the parrott – which was so good we played for over an hour: ... udou2.html

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