About Paradiddles: Cool String-Crossing Patterns:
Drummers achieve fantastically rich patterns by alternating feet and hands, so Julie asked the primary question back in 2003: How can string players tap into this? What examples do we already have throughout our thirty-five+ string styles? After listening to hundreds of CDs, she found only a handful from roots music and a few from Western canon. Julie has compiled dozens of paradiddle’s. These (mostly) asymmetrical patterns help players develop incredible string crossing skills, enable them to spice up their solos, make normal string crossing easy, and command over the up-bow equal to the down-bow.
Julie Lyonn Lieberman
Julie Lyonn Lieberman has helped develop the multi-style string field over the last forty+ years through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, writer, recording artist, and performer. She started out as a fiddler, performing at folk festivals and clubs up and down the east coast in the late 1970s/early 1980s using either a mic or a Fishman pickup, depending on the gig. Her introduction to amplification and special effects began while touring with Brian Eno recording artist, Laraaji Venus, in the early 1980s. Read More About Julie→