By D. Mark Agostinelli
Book Publication Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2016
What is the book about?
Finally a book that is dedicated to the “Double Paradiddle” This book has 113 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around the Double Paradiddle. The Double Paradiddle is played as a 6 note sequence throughout the book for easy reading, and lots of fun!
What makes this book Unique?
There are not many books on the market that do what this book does. If a person wanted to learn the Double Paradiddle Drum Rudiment. They would typically learn just the sequence and play it over and over on just the snare drum. This book takes a different approach.
After you learn the basic “Double Paradiddle”, the book then directs you to begin playing the double paradiddle over and over on different drums. Requiring you to play half the rudiment on one drum while then playing the rest of the rudiment on a separate drum. It offers a fun way of playing the rudiments, at the same time helping you become seriously better at reading, because it challenges you to now read harder and harder figures as the book progresses. It will also help you gain a better control over the drum set itself.
By the time that you are done with this book you will not only be an expert at the double paradiddle; but you will also challenge you at reading music around the entire drum-set, which is an area that most drummers lack. It will also help you begin to develop your own sequences, which will help you become a better soloist drummer.
About the Author
D. Mark Agostinelli is the man who defined the art of the modern rudiment. Writing the “Drum Rudiment Bible” he was able to create the first book that incorporated all known hybrid rudiments in existence. Studying with such greats as the legendary Mike Sgroi, Mark learned incredible technique for both hands utilizing drum rudiments. Mark is known as being one of the most influential music educators of his time through his devotional dedication to the art rudimental drumming.
Now, Mark wrote “The Double Paradiddle Drum Rudiment – The Double Paradiddle around the Drum Set”, which is the ultimate book for developing your Double Paradiddle.
If you like this book then you should also seriously look in another book that challenges your with triplets around the drum set.
- Series: Drum Rudiments (Book 1)
- Paperback: 114 pages
- Publisher: Agostinelli, DBA; Markis World CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 4, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1539375242
- ISBN-13: 978-1539375241