Rudiment Section #22
40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments
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.
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.
Here we combine Flam Taps in 16th notes with Flams in 8th notes.
This is a nice Flam Tap and Flam exercise in 6/8 which reverses the sticking thus making it hand to hand.