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Brush Workshop Part 4: Rudiments

Almost every drummer practices the rudiments—with sticks. If you’re serious about learning how to use brushes, why not also practice the rudiments with them? TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99 /year SAVE 15%…

by Florian Alexandru-Zorn
Mar 23, 2018

1,000 Ways to Practice a Single Page - Part 4: Orchestrated Flams on the Drumset

Last month we learned how to interpret a single page of rhythms using flams. In this lesson we’ll apply this concept to the drumset. We’ll practice a few common ways to orchestrate flams on the kit before diving into some…

Libor Hadrava
Apr 26, 2017

1,000 Ways to Practice a Single Page, Part 3: Incorporating Flams

Last month we applied a set of written rhythms to the drumset by accenting the figures within continual 16th notes and experimenting with different stickings. This month we’ll stick to the snare and work with flams. Here’s the rhythm. TO…

Libor Hadrava
Mar 29, 2017

Strictly Technique - Consecutive Flams

In part two of this series, we’re going to take out the taps between the flams so that the flams are adjacent. When you do that, the challenge becomes playing the consecutive flams with consistent grace-note placement and sound quality.…

Bill Bachman
Feb 23, 2017

Strictly Technique - Consecutive Flams part 3: Inverted Motion

In the third installment of this series, we’re going to modify the exercise by removing one tap from the transitions. Instead of using a flam accent to shift from one hand to the next, we’ll use an inverted flam tap.…

Bill Bachman
Feb 23, 2017