Dave Tough - Advanced Paradiddle Exercises
Dave Tough's Advanced Paradiddle Exercises PDF. If you know your jazz history and remember the Austin High Gang, who are credited with playing a big role in the formulation of the the Chicago style of jazz, Dave Tough was one of them.
The book is nothing but different combinations of single, double and triple paradiddles. But you never realized how many different ways you could play these damn things until you spend some time with this book. Tough, himself, says of the book in the foreword:
"I have designed this book for the advanced student who has a knowledge of the rudiments of drumming. The book deals with the three forms of paradiddles - single, double and triple, each form represented and mixed in each of the two hundred exercises.This will assure him of improved coordination, technical development and fluency of sticking in his practical day to day playing. It will be invaluable to the individual, while practising these exercises, to play two or four foot beats to the bar.To my knowledge, this is the only book published that is devoted entirely to varied paradiddle exercises. In conclusion, I have found that too little time is devoted to the practising of varied combinations of paradiddles, and it is my sincere hope that this book will prove to be an aid in acquiring a well-rounded system of drumming."
I consider Tough one of the all time greats. It’s difficult to explain his genius. He could drive a small group or big band like hell without ever overplaying. He empowered his band mates with such a swinging, great groove that never overpowered their sound. The groove came from within, perfectly blended with each instrument. To me, that’s the highest level of drumming, a very special set of chops.
Format: PDF, 101 pages