Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
Learn how to construct a song using a simple rudiment (paradiddle) expanded to play between the snare, bass and hi-hat.
Learn to play around the drum kit free form and play along with a metronome at 115 BPM approximately the same tempo of the song.
Prerequisite: Good Understanding of Rudiments
Play a Paradiddle
The foundation I’ll use here is a paradiddle – R L R R L R L L
Hands & Feet
Let’s convert the pattern to play between the snare drum and the bass drum. Left hand on the snare drum right foot on the Bass drum.
R = Bass Drum = F
L = Snare Drum = S
F S F F S F S S
Start off slowly at a pace which is comfortable, concentrate on accuracy and don’t race.
Once comfortable with playing it slowly, notch up your Metronome to a maximum of 115 BPM as displayed in the video.
In this Video, you’ll see how I build the beat using a Paradiddle between the hands and the feet.