A simple orchestration where the grace notes stay on the snare and all others move around the kit.
In this Flam Tap orchestration you will be 'planting' the grace notes of the rudiment on the snare whilst all others move around various parts of the kit. As discussed in our Each Hand On A Different Drum flam orchestration lesson, the intention of these exercises is to get you comfortable both with the basic rudiment and some of the movements you might see when the rudiment is used practically. This concept could be thought of as the reverse of our Moving Grace Notes orchestration.
I have added feet to each exercise to increase the challenge but feel free to remove these whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons and try different sticking variations also. I have used a combination of both the rudiment as quavers and semi quavers.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 110bpm.
- Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
- Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.