In this flam accent orchestration lesson the rudiment will be moved around the kit in a six note block that is split up into a sub grouping of four then two. This creates a slightly syncopated pattern as the groupings don't follow the three note pattern you'd expect in eighth note triplets. This pattern can get quite difficult as not only are you playing groups of four within a rhythm based on threes, there are also grace notes on every quarter note. At the bottom of the page you will find links to lessons you may find useful, if you find yourself struggling with any of these parts have a look through some of these lessons.
Remember, you hands will always be playing a flam accent in all exercises. I have included feet in all exercises, it may be worth removing them whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons. Don't be afraid to slow these exercises right down.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
- Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.