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Grace notes: the Flam
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The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to snare drum Rudiments & fundamentals,
contains the various Flams, Flam accent, Flam paradiddles, Flam paradiddle diddle, Flamacue e Flam tap.
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Introduction to the drum lesson: Flams drum rudiments
The Flam, in musical theory and writing, doesn't have a definite value; it can be described as a double stroke
made by a first hand weak stroke closely followed by an accented, stronger second hand stroke.
It's a grace note, represented in drum charts by a smaller note with a tie put just before the principal note.
For a correct execution of a Flam, the stick that plays the weaker stroke starts from about one inch from the drumhead,
and the stick that plays the principal stroke starts from a superior height.
In the exercises of the drum sheet you should play regular figures alternating the right and the left hand, and once you have mastered them, try to insert flams in your free improvisations.
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This drum lesson dedicated to Flams drum rudiments is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
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