Sticking For The Flam Tap As Eighth Note Triplets

A development of the straight flam based rudiment that involves switching the base rhythm.

In this lesson you will be learning a variation on the flam tap that involves switching the base eighth or sixteenth note rhythm to eighth note triplets. Within that rhythm you will then add flams on every second note. As the rudiment is based on a three note grouping, these flams don't fall in line with the note groupings and end up creating a quarter note triplet feel within the eighth notes.

Listed below you will find the rudiment played in standard, reverse and alternating sticking. At the very bottom of the page there is a collection of links to other lessons you may find useful when learning this part.


Exercise 1

A Flam Tap played as eighth note triplets with standard sticking as quavers.

A Flam Tap as eighth note triplets in standard sticking.


Exercise 2

A Flam Tap as eighth note triplets in reversed sticking as quavers.

A Flam Tap eighth note triplets in reversed sticking.


Exercise 3

A Flam Tap as eighth note triplets in alternate sticking as quavers.

A Flam Tap  eighth note tripletsin alternate sticking.


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 150bpm.
  • Experiment with orchestrating the rudiment.
  • Experiment with adding feet to the rudiment.
  • Experiment with applying the rudiment to fills.