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Flam Tap Tastic: Tale of a Lone Flam

Technique by Will Taylor // September 13 2012
Flam Tap Tastic: Tale of a Lone Flam

Hello, drum world! I hope we’re all well and drumming hard. This week’s lesson we are dealing with flam taps, these are one of the coolest sounding rudiments around and a personal favourite of mine. 

This is a classic exercise lay out using 1/8, 1/16, sextuplets and 1/32 notes. The idea is to really stretch our technique, remembering that as we move between these subdivisions our technique will change—grip, hand position, Moeller, Gladstone. We’ll be using all these different things to help execute perfect flam taps. 

The video best explains this exercise. I hope you enjoy it and you get something out of it. Now get shredding! 

If there are any questions feel free to get in touch. Cheers!




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About the Author
Will  Taylor

Will began playing in the Falcons marching band and took a heavy interest in rudimental drumming. This led to seven years of marching snare drum with the Falcons (finally writing for and leading the drumline) and time at the Cadence drum and bugle corps.

He began playing drum kit during this time and took to studying hard with some great teachers (Richard Spooner, Tom Meadows, Neil Martin) and playing for many different artists as well as playing on releases by Gary Go and Incoherence to name a few. Will maintains a busy teaching schedule whilst playing, touring and recording with different artists and bands.

Email Will with any questions at willtaylordrums@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter at twitter@willtaylordrums or visit him online at http://www.willtaylor.co.uk/

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