A drum technique in which four beats of equal length are played, in one of two combinations:

If more than one paradiddle is played, then the two options above are normally alternated between. For beginning percussionists, this can be a challenging thing to play at high speeds.

An actual inverted "triple paradiddle" or paradiddle-diddle more literally, is not a paradiddle-diddle off the left hand. An inverted paradiddle-diddle would actually be the inverse of its regular form:


Para-diddle-diddle in sixlet form:

RLRRLL RLRRLL RLRRLL RLRRLL
LRLLRR LRLLRR LRLLRR LRLLRR

Inverted Paradiddle-diddle:

LLRRLR LLRRLR LLRRLR LLRRLR
RRLLRL RRLLRL RRLLRL RRLLRL

Often times the first note of a paradiddle-diddle is accented.

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