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Rudiment Section #29

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #29

Inverted Flam Tap

The Inverted Flam Tap (#29 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is based on an Inverted Double Stroke Roll sticking (RLLR or LRRL) 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 l rL r

Notice the Triple Stroke Roll sticking with an accent on each third note (rrR or llL) because of the grace notes being added.

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt

or

1e&a2e&a

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Rudiment #29

Inverted Flam Tap

Exercises

 

29a

Here we combine four Inverted Flam Taps with four alternating Flams. This way you can easily feel the difference the added stroke in between the Flams makes.

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt3.n.4.n.

or

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

 

29b

Here we combine two Inverted Flam Taps with a Flam in 6/8. This reverses the pattern per 3/8.

 

Counting

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

or

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

 

29c

Here we combine four regular Flam Taps with four Inverted Flam Taps. Feel how the difference in sticking makes a difference in how both rudiment feel. 

Notice the five RH in a row in the ending here – rrRrr. This is why it’s a good idea to reverse this pattern as well, starting on the LH.

 

Counting

1tnt2tnt3.n.4.n.

or

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

 

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