Sticking For The Flam Accent Based Around A Double Stroke Triplet

A sticking variation on the standard flam accent that is based on a double stroke triplet movement.

In this short lesson you will learn a variation on the flam accent that switches the single stroke eighth note triplet movement to a double stroke triplet. This is a very difficult movement as you are playing blocks of two within a three note rhythm whilst placing flams on all quarter note counts. The combination of multiple rhythms can create some really interesting patterns. The two versions below show this with standard and reverse sticking.

Once you are comfortable with the base movement try adding in feet and orchestrating.


Flam Accent – Standard Sticking

A Flam Accent using a double stroke triplet sticking.


Flam Accent – Reversed Sticking

A Flam Accent using a double stroke triplet sticking.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all 6 exercises up to a tempo of 135bpm.
  2. Experiment with orchestrating the rudiment.
  3. Experiment with adding feet to the rudiment.
  4. Experiment with applying the rudiment to fills.