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Peskey Hand to Hand Flams

Technique by Will Taylor // August 03 2013
Peskey Hand to Hand Flams

Hello, Black Page readers! 

Sorry for being away for a while, though I am sure most of you haven’t noticed. It’s been a busy summer running my drumline, The LCCM Beeefeaters, and doing an incredible show at Wembley Stadium as part of the opening ceremony for the UEFA Championship finals. It was an awesome experience. 

So … to this week’s lessons. I am a huge fan of flams and in particular hand to hand flams. These do what it says on the tin—right flam followed by a left flam, which repeats. As you can see from the notation, we’re in 6/8 with a tap roll leading into a bar of hand to hand flams. It’s fairly straightforward as far a notation is concerned. The tough bit is getting the flow of the hand to hand flams nice, consistent and even. The video will explain this better and show you the exact techniques we’ll be using: tap rolls (double strokes), hand to hand flams (Moeller) and accents (down strokes). 

I hope you enjoy this video and get something out of it. Any questions feel free to get in touch. 

Cheers, Will Taylor





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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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