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Rudiment Section #27

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #27

Pataflafla

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.

 

Sticking

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.

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt

or

1e&a2e&a

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Rudiment #27

Pataflafla

Exercises

 

27a

Here we take three Pataflaflas and one Flam as a quarter note which automatically reverses the hands. 

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt3tnt4…1tnt2tnt3tnt4…

or

1e&a2e&a3e&a4…1e&a2e&a3e&a4…

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.

 

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