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  • n. Plural form of paradiddle.


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  • If you were a member of the "band and drums" you could at least exercise yourself a little better, clattering out your paradiddles, flams and ratamacues, than the others who had to stump about in their gleaming boots to the accompaniment of our music.

    A Conversation with Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons

  • Fin had his eyes almost closed; he was doing paradiddles on a flight case with his drumsticks.


  • Who wants a novice drummer practicing rolls and paradiddles near their new-born baby?

    Christmas shopping, Zombie Men and Rock 'n Roll

  • Kudos on starting up drum lessons, teachers are great for teaching rudiments -- flams, paradiddles and the like -- but once you're comfortable with your abilities, stop taking lessons and develop your own style.

    making things with light

  • Flags were exchanged -- a ritual apparently of some moment, for the ruffles and paradiddles of drum-like chatter rose to a crescendo.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Used the nails on my right hand to tap softly on the bottom corner of the glass, where it was draped, on and off, faint little paradiddles like a mouse makes when he runs across above a ceiling.


  • With Jessie Knight's over-amped bass rumbling through the mix, Gene Washington tapping out crisp paradiddles on the rim of his snare, and the three Artettes providing tight unison backup to Tina's unearthly wail -- "Yay-ay-hey-hey-heyyyy!"

    I Tina

  • Botanist foretells the plant apocalypse, armed with drummed paradiddles and a hammered dulcimer.

    NPR Topics: News

  • People who were never going to listen to Suppers Ready and marvel at his paradiddles loved him.

    TEAMtalk Football News

  • There are hammer ons, there are pull offs, there are paradiddles



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