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Inverted Paradiddle

Inverted Paradiddle Rudiment Sheet Music

A Paradiddle where the sticking pattern is offset by one note.

There seems to be some confusion with this rudiment as some resources incorrectly list the Reverse Paradiddle as the Inverted Paradiddle. However, my current research into rudiments and their history confirms that the sticking below is the correct Inverted Paradiddle.

Sticking: R-L-L-R-L-R-R-L

Difficulty Level: Beginner

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  • Inward Paradiddle

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