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Never too old to learn

Never too old to learn

Deephiddenvalue

Where is the video? We all wish to learn the paradiddle secret!


beluuuuuuga

Paradiddle sounds bloody awesome.


fattsmelly

Wait until you hear a paradiddle diddle


Gratefulspleen

Or a flamadiddle


spunkychickpea

Or Swiss triplets.


tip_top_scoot

I’m more of a pataflafla man myself


lord_high_emu

Diddle-egg-five!!!


thosedamnmouses

Ok grandma


mattbartlem

My man 👌🏻


Embarrassed-Ad-1639

Hey diddley ho there paradiddle-arino


AlistairGawaine

Ah, a person of exquisite taste!


TheMuffinistMan

The cat and the fiddle


tingly_legalos

Just tap your right hand, then left hand, then right hand twice in rapid succession. Do it to the rhythm of the word pa-ra-diddle. Then do it again but this time start with the left hand. Now again starting with the right hand. And keep alternating and getting faster. Soon you'll be able to do it in sync where you do it with your right hand then left hand without missing a beat. If you don't have hands, feet will work too. Edit: Someone commented "tap my hands on what?" but it looks like it was deleted. I tap on my thighs or a buggy handle when I'm at the store as a "fidget". You can use really anything you can tap your hands on though. Table, chair, baby head, police officer, keyboard, pillow. Just whatever works for you!


SoSaltyDoe

Which kinda makes me think this is a troll comment? I mean, paradiddles are something you would learn like, in the first week of learning drums, but a guy with nearly six decades of experience just learned them?


tingly_legalos

Kinda makes me wonder too because how would he learn the other rudiments without going off of paradiddle? Unless he never learned rudiments and just picked up how to play trap set by ear and now he's trying to learn how to read music.


timeiscoming

Im 36 and this is me


tingly_legalos

The just now learning rudiments and learning how to read sheet music?


AcrylicJester

Just learning how to read.


timeiscoming

Well i can read a bit from 4th grade trumpet training but trap sheet music and rudiments are brand new to me. I just like hitting things with sticks until i sweat.


TheWildTeo

Paradiddles are one of the first rudiments you learn as a drummer


vevencrawl

Yeah, paradiddles are like the 3rd or 4th rudiment you'd learn if you took lessons.


Whaddyalookinatmygut

Par-a-did-dle Par-a-did-dle Par-a-did-dle


kinghunts

Drum rudiments are great. Some of my favorites are the pataflafla, the cheese, and ruffs!


qroga

Left right left left Right left right right Left right left left Right left right right Repeat Increase velocity each iteration for maximum paradiddleing


MRuppercutz

Sounds like bad childhood flashbacks. Drills!!!!


fearabsence

I think this is the video! The guys name is Mike anyway [https://youtu.be/B1IQj83NCgI](https://youtu.be/B1IQj83NCgI)


Guernica616

Yeah the comment is there.


Yakushi0

Good job Reddit detective!


fearabsence

Thanks, it's literally the first video when i googled paradiddles lmao


CatInBubbles

I did the same thing lol First Video. First comment.


CodingEagle02

[lol](https://imgur.com/a/huteBbg)


itsaworkalt

I'm no drummer but damn that's a good video. I really wish more instructional videos explained why to do things a certain way.


parksabsolute

More videos need to break advanced concept down into their component simple concepts like he did here!


Static1589

I always feel the why's are more important than the how's whenever I learn something new


ShadowWolf202

Fascinating! Thanks for sharing -- time to brush up my sticking!


saysthingsbackwards

Wow. I had an epiphany similar to John's. I need to get back to the pad


WisconsinHoosierZwei

You know you can trust him because of the soul patch.


oatterz

This is the best explanation/instruction on para diddles I’ve ever seen. I’m going to start practicing my triple stroke roll!


XanGable

R L R R L R L L.


llegojedi08

Looks like a Rubik's cube algorithm.


baconworld

I took drum lessons when I was about 10 and did nothing but paradiddles, so I got pretty damn fast at then. I’m a restless person and my foot tapping is always a paradiddle


GetLive_Tv

I found the video [https://youtu.be/B1IQj83NCgI](https://youtu.be/B1IQj83NCgI)


phasers_to_stun

https://youtu.be/B1IQj83NCgI


Euphorix126

I don’t drum much but it’s basically hitting the drum in the pattern: Left right left left, right left right right. Try it with your hands on a table


bismark89-2

I like how he elegantly ended his comment. Reminds me of when my mom first started texting. She would type STOP at the end of every sentence and finish her text with Mom. Asked her about it and said she figured texting wasn’t any different than how she use to send telegrams.


Consistent-Flan1445

My grandmother always ends every single text with love Mum/gran. It’s like the sweetest thing ever, especially given her oddly positive writing style eg had a lovely lunch today, water pipe broke and had no water until half an hour ago, went for a wonderful walk all the workmen loved the dog, hope you had a lovely day love gran. She could make the world is ending sound like she just went to get a cup of tea. Interestingly enough, apparently she always writes hers the way she’d write a letter, but slightly less formal.


25hourenergy

Did she write letters to your granddad during wartime? Curious because my husband and I are away a lot (he’s military) and we’ve learned that we have to keep positive when we have limited communications because otherwise you can think the worst is happening to them in the days or weeks between talking to them again when in actuality it might be something they’ve completely forgotten by the next time you talk/write. Downside is we have to work out all the negative stuff on our own when we’re away and then it can come out in bad ways later, but that’s another issue.


Consistent-Flan1445

No, my grandpa was never part of the army. That said however, they did retire interstate (8+ hours drive away) when their kids were in their early twenties and communicated by mail a lot during that time. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a habit she developed while teaching though, since she always worked with young children in the schools, and then retained after they moved so as to not worry their grown up kids.


muthermcreedeux

My boss will send an email with the entire email in the subject line and then type END at the end of it. Somehow she gets paid more than double my annual salary.


bismark89-2

I’ve experienced the mentality of “it’s not about what you know, it’s who you know.”


Jackie_Jormp-Jomp

And sometimes it's who you blow


bismark89-2

My work is in the process of hiring a guy for my department that is friends with a boss of mine. This guy has a degree in political economics. I work in industrial maintenance. The closest this guy had worked to my field is he was a lifeguard for a summer some years back(worked outside).


Jackie_Jormp-Jomp

You should get to know this guy, sounds like he sucks a mean dick


wolfholler

This is actually an old school email etiquette thing; I guess from before it was common to have cellphones with texting? Even 10-15 years ago it wasn’t uncommon to send blank emails with content just in the subject line. It‘s a way to quickly get a full message to a recipient, which they’ll see as soon as it hits their inbox, even if they’re too busy to be actually reading through full emails. And if you’re sending subject-line only email, the correct etiquette is to put “END” or “NRN” (“no response necessary”) or “EOM” (“end of message”) at the end, to save the reader the hassle. I think your boss is just old school.


muthermcreedeux

Yes, she's old. If the subject line has 6 sentences and goes on and on, how is that easier for me to read? All I see is the first handful of words. It's ridiculous and outdated. Last week she asked if anyone in the office knew her password to her computer and if all of us used the same password. Somehow she makes more than double than me with half as much schooling and no idea how to write a damn email or log into her computer.


wolfholler

Oh agreed that’s ludicrous. It only works if the subject line is short enough to be fully visible from your inbox, otherwise you have to click into the email to read it anyways so what’s the point? I was just passing along this bit of email etiquette trivia because a coworker explained it to me once and it seemed like a clever system for a time before pings / texts etc. But what your boss is doing is just pointless and tech illiterate at this point.


Guernica616

-Raymond Holt


kapenaar89

*Sincerely* >-Raymond Holt


Amaraxus

Sincerely, Raymond Holt.


Bradyvnmn

I love seeing how people hold on to habits from the past as the times change. I bet we're all going to do this too, maybe we will put our hands out in front of us to type on our holographic floating keyboards, while all the young kids type with their arms at their sides.


nobody2000

I'm a big fan of simply using a signature on my texts. Tryin to make a change :-\


bismark89-2

The initiative is what matters


nobody2000

Totally agree with you Tryin to make a change :-\


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I mean it sort of is but the STOP facsimile (some sort of sequence of bits that tells you where a message ends) is hidden in the data package away from users.


bismark89-2

Huh, the more you know lol


NeedaSaviorHere

Ironic, some drummer taught me how to do a paradiddles one day. So paradiddles are literally the only thing I know about drumming.


Dat_Steve

Everything is a paradiddle!


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hojpoj

I don’t know how I could be alive for 51yrs and have never heard of paradiddles. But, that’s the fun - always learning.


drawingxflies

Well paradiddles only exist in one context – drumming. If you've never learned to drum then there's no reason you would have heard about them. On the other hand, if you're learning to drum, you pretty much have to learn paradiddles.


hojpoj

Yeah, I found that out after a quick search. I still find it slightly odd that I’ve never heard or read the term. I like words - and paradiddle is a very memorable one. S’all good, made a small part of today nicer. :)


WisestAirBender

I've read it enough times in this thread


SkateJitsu

Maybe the video is about particularly fast playing and tips for that?


HiImLoomy

Yeah that's exactly what it is, there's a link to the video higher up in the thread.


Superfluous_Thom

The link to the video has been posted elsewhere. Its about re-contextualising the diddle pattern to increase fluidity. Essentially starting by imagining it as a triple stroke roll (RRRLLLRRRLLL) then modifying it to fit the paradiddle pattern (R RR L LL R RR L LL). It seems simple enough but when he demonstrates how he used to practice them (and how everyone plays them) theres a huge difference in fluidity and musicality.


NeedaSaviorHere

I mean I didn't know whether it was or not because I don't have anything to compare it to, but it seems pretty easy especially when the action lines up perfectly with the amount of syllibals in the word.


Lutrinae_Rex

Literally my first practice for drums in middle school was "paradiddle paradiddle paradiddle flam"


pepperspraytaco

He paradid it!


stillusesAOL

And you know he’s really an old person because he signed the comment with his full name.


Spedunkler

What's weird about that? Jameson Padderwolk 1101 Escherwolk Ln. North London, Section 11


engineerdrummer

Thanks for making me laugh. Reginald Jackson III, Esq. 7236 Swanson Street, Miami


evanc1411

P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney


Patty_T

> Posts a positive review to a miracle paradiddles video > Doesn’t post the actual video Help us out here OP!


d3333p7

There you go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1IQj83NCgI


07reader

Fuck Brodie Staines tho.


just4prefs

I’m a beginner on the drums. This was great - thank you.


ibeseechthee

I watched this exact video about two weeks ago and read this exact comment. One of those likes is me


xZiGGy97

Drumeo is fantastic, I used to watch Mike and loved how easy he explained stuff. Don't understand why people are giving the old guy a hard time cause he couldn't do a parradiddle though. Internet I suppose.


Superfluous_Thom

Drums is one of those things that Dunning Kruger dictates quite badly. People giving the old dude shit obviously didn't even watch the video, because he even demonstrates exactly how 99% of people play a shitty paradiddle. Anyone who claims that a paradiddle is easy, doesn't know enough to realise their diddles suck. Same goes for a four on the floor actually. That shit is far harder to get sounding good than anyone gives credit for. But because it's the first thing people learn, they think it's easy.


defiantlion2113

Idk man. Maybe I just had a good teacher. Seriously I don’t want dog the old man, but I find it highly unlikely that he was trying for 67 years and just couldn’t do it. I feel like your comment implies the man was maybe doing bad sounding paradiddles but his comment says he literally couldn’t do them for 60 years. Did he just stop trying at somepoint or never have someone to show him? If someone is doing basic just on a pad , fundamental practice , I have a really hard time believing you couldn’t get a paradiddle down in a year. It’s a very basic rudiment. I will admit I don’t remember what it was like the first year I played as a 5th grader so I might be off. Or I was young enough that it made such learning easier. But by 7th grade we all had good paradiddles.


Superfluous_Thom

Old dude was being humble. Of course he can play them, just not good enough to use in a musical setting, which is the same not knowing how to play them. And when i say "Good at them" I mean a proper rolling paradiddle, and not a brute force modified single stroke roll. The video made the difference pretty clear and it makes perfect sense what the old dude was talking about.


intellectualrambow

This is so bloody wholesome.


wakasagihime_

I really love how some old people write Internet comments like they're writing a letter. It's cute.


nownumbah5

This reminds me of me. Sincerely, Raymond Holt. Sent from my i-Phone


Krusherx

You forgot the ''Dear XX''


nownumbah5

Dear Krusherx, It seems you caught my mistake. Touché. Sincerely, Raymond Holt. Sent from my i-Phone


dumbo_octopus1995

What a lovely comment. This old man is so polite and open to learning new things. Love it!


whyicantputuser

My heart is literally meltin'.


UnholyDemigod

That is a load of shit. 6 decades of drumming and he didn't learn probably the most basic and important of drumming fundamentals? Not a chance. For those who don't know, paradiddles are simply this: RLRRLRLL That's it. Do it on your legs with your bare hands and you'll see. Simple as common dogfuck, tricky to master, but it's one of the first things you will ever learn as a drummer.


slayalldayyyy

A paradiddle sounds like an inappropriate behavior of a parachuter


drawingxflies

Paradiddle is when you molest someone whose legs don't work


apgteixeira

Never too old to learn indeed!


zangtoi

That's so sweet


thewezel1995

If you can’t play a fucking paradiddle after 57 years, maybe try something else.


funkfunktunktunk

There's no way that guys been actually playing for 57 years and one of the basic rudiments you learn on day one still gives him any trouble. Unless he's the drummer for ACDC, I don't buy it.


KorovasMilk

Yeah, I find it very hard to believe. I've been a music teacher for around 20 years teaching mostly drums. I've taught paradiddles to every student in the first lesson. My students range from 3-80 years old, most neurotypical, but many with various mental and physical issues (ex: multiple sclerosis, downsyndrome, schizophrenia, and many more). I can't recall a single student that couldn't get a passable version of a paradiddle within a week of casual practice, most get it within 10 minutes. The only people that I have ever encountered that couldn't get a paradiddle are the ones that didn't put any effort into learning. I'm happy this guy figured it out, but I can't understand how it took 57 years of playing to get there. Wait till he learns that there are multiple variations.


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ProfessorPetrus

Bro I cannot read music. I can play an intro to a blink 182 on guitar. I kicked it with my drummer friend for an hour. I learned paradiddles.


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ProfessorPetrus

God help them in this case.


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Keith Moon lol


KindBass

Keith Moon could 100% play paradiddles. Dudes grew up playing jazz back then.


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Did he? I know John Bonham had a clear swing background and had the chops to show for it. But did moon? With moon I see a lot of wrist work, and lots and lots of single stroke work. Rarely did he seem to use his fingers. Moon is who got me into drumming and is one of the most musical drummers ever, imo. But I have felt that he didn't play with, *or* hadn't demonstrated any rudimentary skills or technical ability in his drumming. I feel his genius was in that he would bash, and just play, and despite playing with little technique, his drumming was still in time, and about as musical as anyone else in the history of rock.


KindBass

from his wiki page: > His favourite musicians were jazz artists, particularly Gene Krupa (whose flamboyant style he subsequently copied) which is totally obvious if you've seen [Gene Krupa](https://youtu.be/EOPQswhWPi4?t=170)


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Most_Triumphant

:( rip Loonie


dabsalot69

I thought the same thing. And it’s not like a crazy hard thing to do. Now I’m not saying it’s easy, but to a “drummer” that’s been playing for that long surely he has done the sticking RLRR. It’s like the first thing you learn when playing drums!


jo-ep

Guess he's been playing the paradiddles upside down the whole time


Iridium777

a selppipered?


TreesXP

haha you're funny.


Dndmatt303

I feel like if you've been playing drums for 57 years you would be able to get something like paradiddles down? They're one of the first rudiments you learn? Not trying to be a dick but it seems kind of farfetched to me. It's like skateboarding for 57 years and not knowing how to ollie.


KindBass

Yeah, that is definitely bizarre. I don't even play drums (I play bass) and I can play a paradiddle.


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KindBass

Maybe, but if he knew the pattern already, I'm not sure what the video would do for him. Smoothness and speed only come with practice. I don't disbelieve it, I just think it's really weird. It would be like playing another instrument for decades without knowing the major scale.


Dndmatt303

57 years doing anything is a tremendous amount of time. I can not fathom someone playing any instrument for that long and not being advanced, which a paradiddle is not even closed to advanced.


GracefullyPantsless

Idk dude, I drummed all of high-school and then aged out in WGI. My brain just didn't click with some teaching styles, and if you're just drumming on your own as a hobby it would make sense that something didn't click until you found the right instructions.


ProfessorPetrus

Yea this don't make sense I do not play any instruments but learned paradiddles by hanging out with a bored drummer friend for, an hour.


GracefullyPantsless

How does it not make sense? I'm not saying everyone is like this. Just some people don't understand until they have a teaching style they click with.


ProfessorPetrus

It's super basic. I think small kids can learn it pretty easily. I have no clue how one actually plays drums for a while but can't do it.


GracefullyPantsless

The problem is knowing how to actually do it well. I that is my qualification for actually "knowing" it. Yeah, you can tell someone rlrr, but its the act in action at tempo being done consistently well that shows true understand to me


Otomo-Yuki

I miss paradiddles


JYeard

Best regards to you John


KathleenThren

wait for the sound


Ephagoat

Mr. Down Under himself!


rediculousradishes

Woahhh, his last name is Australia! Wild


monolocomotive

I love how old people always sign off like that


YourTypicalSaudi

I love how old people use the internet sometimes. Like in this comment it’s a mixture of politeness and innocence. I love how he ends his message with his full name and country. I find it really cute lol.


maikaru_mt

i wish more old people are like this


Character-Extreme124

You know he is old when he signed his YOUTUBE COMMENT I love old folk sometimes


Lecou_Ake

John Baker Australia


Ringmybells99

Is his last name Australia? That would be pretty cool 😎


ErovandaArya

Huh. A paradiddle is also a tap dance step. I wonder if it has a similar rhythm.


kjkennedy89

Just wanted to say that this post made me more than smile. My father was an experienced drummer since he was little. He passed away in 2014.


Silver_Psycho

My grandpa's name was John Baker. Kinda weird to see his name in the wild, attached to someone else.


Snarpkingguy

Also, 70 years old is pretty damn far from in the grave. If you can stay relatively healthy, then living well past 70 is very doable. Maybe at like 80 or a little later should you start to think that maybe you’re really getting old, but at 70 you can still have a fuck ton of life in you. And even when you are 80, you’re life might be getting quite a bit closer to it’s conclusion, but you can still have a lot of time to enjoy however you want. Live your life until it’s over, not until you’re like 60 and go “I’m old now, wow…” nononono. At 60 you are just as much alive as when you’re 20 and you can keep enjoying life. Of the seniors I know, quite a few of them unfortunately get into the habit of thinking their life is already over, that couldn’t be more untrue. I mean yeah, unless science is developed like crazy in the next few decades, you’ve probably lived most of your life already, but you still got a lot left to do things you want to. If you have a dream, it’s not too late to accomplish it at 60 or 70, and if you’re healthy enough, then even 80.


weirdest_of_weird

I was terrible at paradiddles in high school band. and doing them fast enough to start a roll was impossible. Havent played drums in 20 years lol


Chu-Se-Yo

Old people make such lovely comments


A_Jelly_Doughnut

Lol I saw this one in the wild when I was learning paradiddles!!


Lovenevershuns

I like how he signed off his name old people be cute sometimes 😩❤️


slightlyMuster747

Never too old to be cool. My grandfather turned 82 but he looks 50. I am surprised about this thing and I really want to be like him. Such people make you feel that you can still feel young at your old ages.


CaptainStaraptor

As a drummer this makes me happi


drawingxflies

No way you play drums for 50+ years and can't paradiddle. Unless he's the guy from Def Leppard.


KozziNaki

He's spot on. It's never late to learn new things and skills in your life!


TheMrKablamo

Never liked paradiddles too! Double fiver for the win ^^


Gonun

RLRRLRLLRLRRLRLLRLRRLRLL...


Landsharque

Wait till you learn the paradiddlediddle


sir_ruu

the paradiddle (and its many variations) is like an achilles heel for drummers


possiblyenhance47

My grandfather has no idea about smartphones and electronic mails. But he is still a very cool person who is keen on old school, I love him a lot!


YeOldeBilk

RLRRLRLL RLRLRRLRLRLL RLRLRLRRLRLRLRLL RLRRLL RLRRLL R! You're welcome.


Moisty-Mangus

For those who don’t know, a paradiddle is a beat where where you alternate hands to the beat of par-a-did-dle right-left-right-right and then you switch to left-right-left-left, and slowly get faster and faster until you can’t do it anymore


Elibrius

Wholesome


avant-bored

Ginger Baker, Australia


retrasado_licenciado

I just finished my drumming lesson and we practised paradiddles, nice


YaBoiStreek

Wtf is a paradididdle


bobkazumakous

The way he ended his comment reminds me of when Ron Swanson types mean notes on his typewriter and signs them all with his name.


Fuduzan

Bruh the secret is easy. You remember the konami code? It's like that but on drums. You just use the sticks to press LRLLRLRRLRLLRLRR


thatswhatmichaelsaid

paradiddles fucking suck, i should watch this


jjgood678

Paradiddles help build your chops and even out your rolls. Love me some paradiddles.


kimishere2

When the student is ready...