Archive for August, 2014

Learn How to Play a 12/8 Double Paradiddle and Nanigo Groove.

Learn How to Play a 12/8 Double Paradiddle and Nanigo Groove

Whether you’re a first day beginner or have been playing the drums for several years, learning the fundamentals of technique, rudiments and music reading is very important. In this video Brett shows you how to play the double paradiddle drum rudiment. The double paradiddle is a rudiment based off the single paradiddle. It is a 12 note pattern that is often used in a 12/8 feel, or in beats and fills with a triplet feel. That makes it perfect for Jazz, Latin, and other world styles.

In the second half of this video, Brett introduces a Nanigo Groove. In many contemporary settings the terms Nanigo, Afro-Cuban 6:8, and Bembe, are often used to communicate a rhythm or specific pattern played by the drummer or percussionist. When playing most contemporary styles however, these terms are almost always interchangeable.

Enjoy the video and as always, contact me with any questions. 



Looking for drum lessons? Brett offers a variety of tools allowing the student to become proficient in the following:

  • understand basic time
  • develop proper grip, playing area, and sound
  • improve the balance and evenness between your hands
  • play drum rudiments, including the double stroke roll, single stroke roll, paradiddle, double paradiddle, triple paradiddle, drag, drag paradiddle 1, flam, and flam accent
  • develop basic snare drum reading skills
  • interpret drum set charts
  • improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics
  • play common groove patterns found in Rhythm & Blues, Pop-Rock, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music
  • play patterns in various time signatures, including 4/4/, 2/4, 3/4, 12/8, 6/8, 9/8, and 5/4

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