Make your own free website on
Ostinato drumming

Paradiddle ostinato "how to"guide

What is an ostinato?
Where it began,where is it going?
How do I do that?
Player examples
Four way co-ordination
Independence day
How do we learn ?
Paradiddle ostinato "how to"guide
EASY START (ish ) gulp!
NEW Para grooving
V DRUM practice pad (V =cheap version )
Power Practice
Mind work outs
What am I working on?
The musician drummer?
Accent ostinato
Sound clusters
Over odd time
Poly page
Odd times ahead
Pedal swing?
Make mine a double?
For the art
Pedal Physics
Guest book
Link page

 Paradiddle feet a "how to guide"

All the info here is on this site already,but this time I have printed out a version for you to work with.
This set of exercises deals with just 16th notes,it will give you a clear example of how to work with an ostinato work though each set then mix them up and see what you can pull off. 
,,,,,ok lets get on with it  :)

Here are the main set you have to crack these before moving on to the rest.
You may have noticed all the other sets are made of the notes within this first set.
I call them a primary group
Work on each set as if reading a 2 page book...
 left page then right eg in the first set 16th 8th  4  then the other divisions ......  I forgot to number them!!!  :)

Primary groups


Groups of two notes


Groups of three notes


Advanced set odd groupings


Right i'm off again :)