Thread: Padiddle!
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Old 01-13-2001, 07:48 AM
Jman is offline
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Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
A paradiddle is a drummer's move, for snare drum. It's possible that some drummers refer to it as a "padiddle".
Well, I've been a drummer for 14 years, and I've never called a paradiddle a padiddle. Ever. Never heard it that way either. That quote is from a guy who took 7 drum lessons, so it's not exactly the best source. Maybe some people in other parts fo the country do that, but not where I've been. The best rudiment name, anyway, is the "flam paradiddlediddle." I always think I sound like an idiot when I tell that to a non-drummer.

BTW, I used to play padiddle all the time (from NE Ohio).