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Danny Gottlieb: Morello Speed Paradiddles

My teacher, Joe Morello, studied with Stick Control author George Lawrence Stone, and over the years has developed an incredible variety of variations based on the book. I have adapted one of my favorites to work on a specific jazz problem: the ability to play fast tempos on the ride cymbal. Joe basically takes the first three pages of Stick Control, and for every eighth-note of the exercise, has students play a paradiddle with that hand.

Practice Pad, Jazz

Danny Gottlieb: Buddy Rich Tom Pattern

First off I’d like to extend a special congratulations to my amazing family for their involvement in the University Of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band during the team’s run-up to capturing the National Football Championship title this past season.