Lesson Of The Week – Hybrid Rudiment: Flam 5 (Breakdown)

Flam 5

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The flam 5 is a flam accent with a 5 stroke roll feel. Imagine either playing a flam accent with cheese on the first note, and a diddle on the 2nd note, or a 5 stroke roll with a flam added on the first diddle. Which way would be easiest for you to see it?

Step 1: Play a 5 stroke roll which would be rrll rllrr l. Now try the flam accent. It’s best to understand this from both sides so be sure you can play both.

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Step 2: Add a grace note on to the first note of each 5 stroke roll which would make that a cheese. Thinking about it as the flam accent you want to diddle the first and second note of the flam accent which completes the flam 5.

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Remember to watch your stick heights and have fun!

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