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  • noun music A percussion rudiment consisting of a diddled grace note followed by a triplet and downbeat, with right and left as (LL)RLRL or (RR)LRLR.


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  • Mrs Byrne defines this as a "drum figure more difficult than the paradiddle". She is silent on its difficulty relative to the pataflafla, however.

    Perhaps the chained ursine one can enlighten us?

    February 8, 2009

  • R. Pumpum's seminal work 'Hit Me, Baby, Again And Again' suggests that this is more convoluted than even the flooperbunt. Mostly it involves a wristy tinkywock but the signature element is of course the crescendo yackamandatimting. Very few exponents have ever performed it consistently well.

    February 8, 2009