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40 Essential Rudiments: Drag Paradiddle #1

36: DRAG PARADIDDLE #1

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  1. VIC FIRTH PLAYALONG TRACK Drag Paradiddle #1: Open-Close-Open 3:00
  2. Drag Paradiddle #1: Bronze 1:01
  3. Drag Paradiddle #1: Silver 0:51
  4. Drag Paradiddle #1: Gold 1:07
  5. Drag Paradiddle #1: Diamond 0:51
  6. Drag Paradiddle #1: Platinum 0:58

Practice with the best tools in the world!

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    SMG
    SMG

    Murray Gusseck

    Thick shaft and medium long taper for great balance from front to back. Slightly elongated tip provides quick rebound with a bright sound.

    • Diameter: .715" [1.82cm]
    • Length: 17" [43.18cm]
    • Taper: Long
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    MS3
    MS3

    MS3

    Very long taper for quick rebound and smooth action. Tip produces a full, yet crisp snare sound.

    • Diameter: .715" [1.82cm]
    • Length: 17" [43.18cm]
    • Taper: Long
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    5BCO
    5BCO

    5B Chop-Out

    Rubber tipped stick with an elongated taper to simulate the balance of the 5B.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 161/4" [41.28cm]
    • Taper: Long

Rudiment Application Exercise

36exercise
  1. Drag Paradiddle #1 Application: Bronze 1:26
  2. Drag Paradiddle #1 Application: Silver 1:19
  3. Drag Paradiddle #1 Application: Gold 1:47
  4. Drag Paradiddle #1 Application: Diamond 1:22
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Dr. John Wooton is the director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. He is well versed in many percussion instruments but has specialized in rudimental snare drum, drum set, marimba, vibraphone and steel pans. Dr. Wooton directs the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pan Orchestra, Graduate Percussion Ensemble and the Samba Band. He also performs regularly on steel pans as a soloist or with his band, KAISO!, and plays vibes for the USM Jazz Quintet.

From 1988 to 1992, he served as percussion coordinator/pep band director for the University of Iowa bands. As an instructor and performer, Dr. Wooton has been associated with five P.A.S.I.C. Marching Percussion Forum champions. He marched snare drum for four years with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, Ill. (1981-84). During those years, Dr. Wooton held the Drum Corps Midwest Individual Snare Drum title and the Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Individual title. From 1987 to 1989, he served as the percussion caption head for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. For the 1990-91 drum corps seasons, he served as program coordinator/percussion arranger for “Nite Express” Drum and Bugle Corps of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Since joining the faculty at Southern Miss, Dr. Wooton, along with establishing a strong percussion studio, has introduced the USM Steel Band, Pop Percussion Ensemble, Samba Band and Salsa Band. He has served as the president of the Percussion Arts Society, Mississippi Chapter, and is presently a member of the Percussive Arts Society Marching Committee. Dr. Wooton gives clinics around the world representing Pearl Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks., Remo Drum Heads and Row Loff Productions Publications.

Check out John’s books mentioned in these lessons!

The Drummer’s Rudimental Reference Book

This book is packed full of lessons and exercises. Neatly organized into 41 different sections, this book covers rudiments, one-handed exercises, stick control, timing, relaxation, odd-groupings, back sticking, & tenor drumming. A must for the private instructor and band director!

Dr. Throwdown’s Rudimental Remedies

A fantastic compilation of rudimental exercises written and collected throughout the years by Dr. John Wooton. Included is an accompanying DVD of Dr. Wooton performing many of the exercises and etudes. An enormous amount of downloadable play-along tracks are included on the DVD as well as insightful philosophies from Dr.Throwdown, himself!
You can find out more information on Dr. Wooton’s books on his Web site:

www.johnwooton.com

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