Here is a quick drum video lesson showing a disco paradiddle drum beat. It takes the very simple paradiddle rhythm and simply adds a four on the floor bass drum pattern to create a funky disco style rhythm. Very simple, very effective and great fun to play.

I’ve mentioned Earl Young here in the title just because he was the house drummer for the classic Philadelphia disco sound recording group known as MFSB which stood for Mother, Father, Sister, Brother. This group of session players were behind the tracks for PIR (Philadelphia International Records). Earl played on many of those disco hits and was instrumental in the drum sound and playing style of this enduring style of music.

If interested in this style, check out Earl Young recordings. For more info on this drum development, there is a section in my book THE DRUM: A HISTORY.