Climb the Pyramids


Pyramid playing is a teaching technique that has been around for a long time that I find very, very helpful ..... try out the following, see how you go .... do them everyday for a few weeks and I guarantee results!

Paradiddle Extension Pyramid

rIGHT sIDE
2/4  RLRR | LRLL
3/4  RLRLRR | LRLRLL
4/4  RLRL RLRR | LRLR LRLL
5/4  RLRL RLRLRR | LRLR LRLRLL
6/4  RLRL RLRL RLRR | LRLR LRLR LRLL
7/4  RLRL RLRL RLRLRR | LRLR LRLR LRLRLL
8/4  RLRL RLRL RLRL RLRR | LRLR LRLR LRLR LRLL 
7/4  RLRL RLRL RLRLRR | LRLR LRLR LRLRLL
6/4  RLRL RLRL RLRR | LRLR LRLR LRLL
5/4  RLRL RLRLRR | LRLR LRLRLL
4/4  RLRL RLRR | LRLR LRLL
3/4  RLRLRR | LRLRLL
2/4  RLRR | LRLL

lEFT sIDE

2/4  LRLL | RLRR 
3/4  LRLRLL | RLRLRR 
4/4  LRLR LRLL | RLRL RLRR 
5/4  LRLR LRLRLL | RLRL RLRLRR 
6/4  LRLR LRLR LRLL | RLRL RLRL RLRR 
7/4  LRLR LRLR LRLRLL | RLRL RLRL RLRLRR 
8/4  LRLR LRLR LRLR LRLL | RLRL RLRL RLRL RLRR 
7/4  LRLR LRLR LRLRLL | RLRL RLRL RLRLRR 
6/4  LRLR LRLR LRLL | RLRL RLRL RLRR 
5/4  LRLR LRLRLL | RLRL RLRLRR 
4/4  LRLR LRLL | RLRL RLRR 
3/4  LRLRLL | RLRLRR 
2/4  LRLL | RLRR


Roll Pyramid

Count to....
2
RRL | RRL
3
RRLLR | LLRRL
4
RRLLRRL | RRLLRRL
5
RRLLRRLLR | LLRRLLRRL
6
RRLLRRLLRRL | RRLLRRLLRRL
7
RRLLRRLLRRLLR | LLRRLLRRLLRRL
8
RRLLRRLLRRLLRRL | RRLLRRLLRRLLRRL


Ruff Pyramid

Count to ....
2
1+2 | 1+2 etc...
RLR | LRL
3
RLRLR | LRLRL
4
RLRLRLR | LRLRLRL
5
RLRLRLRLR | LRLRLRLRL
6
RLRLRLRLRLR | LRLRLRLRLRL
7
RLRLRLRLRLRLR | LRLRLRLRLRLRL
8
RLRLRLRLRLRLRLR | LRLRLRLRLRLRLRL


Tap Pyramid

R | L
R R | L L
R R R | L L L
R R R R | L L L L
R R-R R R | L L-L L L
R R R-R R R | L L L-L L L
R R-R R-R R R | L L-L L-L L L
R R R R-R R R R | L L L L-L L L L
R R R-R R R-R R R | L L L-L L L-L L L
R R-R R R-R R-R R R | L L-L L L-L L-L L L
R R R-R R R-R R R-R R | L L L-L L L-L L L-L L
R R R-R R R-R R R-R R R | L L L-L L L-L L L-L L L


Paradiddle Pyramid

RLRR | LRLL
RLRR | LRLL
RLRLRR | LRLRLL
RLRLRR | LRLRLL
RLRLRLRR | LRLRLRLL
RLRLRLRR | LRLRLRLL
RLRLRR | LRLRLL
RLRLRR | LRLRLL
RLRR | LRLL
RLRR | LRLL


The Killer

RRRR | LLLL
RRRR RRRR | LLLL LLLL
RRRR RRRR RRRR | LLLL LLLL LLLL
RRRR RRRR RRRR RRRR | LLLL LLLL LLLL LLLL

.... get the idea? keep going up to ten :)