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Flam Paradiddle Accent Variations: Part I

Technique by Ryan Carver // September 02 2008
Flam Paradiddle Accent Variations: Part I

Flam paradiddles are a great hand workout in itself. By shifting the accent through the paradiddle, you can really challenge yourself. It’s a great way to practice pull outs and control strokes. Start slow and practice each variation first. Your hand and wrist motions are important in this exercise.


Here is a four bar exercise using the different variations. This exercise is a killer hand workout. Practice playing this cleanly, and you will greatly improve your hand control.




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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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