The Flamadiddle With Moving Doubles

Each double stroke will be moved to a different voice while all others remain on the snare. Great for building your ability to dart around the kit.

This lessons is another orchestration idea for the Flamadiddle. It is essential that you are familiar with this sticking for this lesson and you may find the exercises easier if you have covered other flamadiddle orchestration lessons previously. The concept used in the construction of these exercises is similar to the Moving Quarter Notes and Moving Doubles orchestrations applied to the standard paradiddle.

In the orchestration exercises below, you will play a flamadiddle on the snare and every time a double stroke is played you will be moving those hands to another part of the kit. The grace notes will always be on the snare. Because of the way the sticking for a paradiddle works, the order hand the doubles move in will alternate each time. In this Single Stroke Triplet Orchestration lesson I discussed the idea of 'splitting the kit', the same idea is applied here. Feet have been included all exercises but in those that include cymbals they might not be a pattern you have used before.


Exercise 1

The Flamadiddle with moving double strokes

Exercise 2

The Flamadiddle with moving double strokes

Exercise 3

The Flamadiddle with moving double strokes

Exercise 4

The Flamadiddle with moving double strokes

Exercise 5

The Flamadiddle with moving double strokes

TASKS

  1. Using the 2 Minute Rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  3. Add various feet patterns to the exercises.
  4. Apply these orchestrations as fills.

Up Next

I recomend covering our lesson on orchestrating this rudiment with Moving Singles next.