Unless you look closely the Paradiddle is often mistaken for a Roll… and in some ways, it could be considered a “fancy” roll…but it is more than that 🙂
The term “Paradiddle” is actually a drumming term. A paradiddle is a drum rudiment that combines single strokes with precisely placed double strokes. In drum terminology, “para” means “single stroke” and “diddle” means “double stroke,” and thus the term describes a sticking pattern where a single stroke is followed by a double stroke.
For SpeedBagging the Paradiddle describes a combination of single strikes with a single bounce Rhythm, of the form :
LRLL – RLRR – LRLL – RLRR . ….