As part of the paradiddle family, the double paradiddle is a versatile and musical rudiment to apply to the drum set. Let’s look at a few ways to do that. The sticking for all of these will be RLRLRR – LRLRLL. Because it’s a six-note sticking, it lends itself well to playing in 6/8. Let’s start by phrasing the notes with the right hand on the ride cymbal and the left on the hi-hat.
And lastly, we can play the double paradiddles in 4/4 by playing the six-note groupings and adding four notes to make sixteen notes. In this example, the left-hand moves around the toms and hi-hats. The sticking for it is R L R L R R – L R L R L L – R L R L.