Rudiment Section #22

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #22

Flam Tap

The Flam Tap (#22 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is based on a Double Stroke Roll sticking where we accent the first of every two notes. Then a grace note is added to the accents. This is a hand-to-hand pattern which means it alternates between starting on the Right Hand and the Left Hand.

 

Sticking

lR r rL l

Notice the Triple Stroke Roll sticking with an accent on each first note (Rrr or Lll) because of the grace note being added.

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt

or

1e&a2e&a

 

Dynamics

U/D T U/D T (Up/Down Tap Up/Down Tap where Up/Down is the Flam itself and the Tap Stroke is every second 16th note)

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Rudiment #22

Flam Tap

Exercises

 

22a

Here we combine Flam Taps in 16th notes with Flams in 8th notes.

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt3.n.4.n.

or

1e&a2e&a3.&.4.&.

 

22b

This is a nice Flam Tap and Flam exercise in 6/8 which reverses the sticking thus making it hand to hand.

 

Counting

1tntm.2tntm. (1n2n3.4n5n6.)

or

1uhtrippuhlet. (1&2&3.4&5&6.)