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Pretty straight-forward: a herta is a diddle rudiment, but the diddle is single stroked. It sounds and looks cool, and tenors can move it around very easily.


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       r l r l     r l r l     r l r l     r l r l 
     
       1   2 3     4   5 6     7   8 9     10 11 12
     


/=alternating inner beats  

The key to successful herta-age is playing everything at the same level and dynamic. If you get over-zealous and accent the first note, you'll most likely destroy the rhythmic integrity in the process. I practice these by preceding the four hertas with a measure of alternating triplets.

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