Rudiment Section #27
40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments
The Pataflafla (#27 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is a Flam Rudiment based on a four note single stroke grouping. We accent the first and fourth notes of every four notes. Then we add a grace note to the accents.
lR l r rL or rL r l lR
Notice the Paradiddle-diddle sticking which emerges because of the added grace notes. R l r r L l or L r l l R r.
Here we take three Pataflaflas and one Flam as a quarter note which automatically reverses the hands.
This is also cool to practice in 7/8 so you practice your 7/8 as well.
If you want to learn more about (odd) time signatures please check out C23/S23 Time Signature in Level 1.