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Some Flam Stuff

Technique by Ryan Carver // June 02 2008
Some Flam Stuff

Here is a four-measure flam roll exercise. In the first bar you play flam accents. In the second bar you play flam drags. In the third bar you play flam five-stroke rolls, and in the fourth bar you play some flam five-stroke rolls on the upbeat. It can be tricky to keep the flam sound when starting the rolls so listen carefully. Start slow, ensuring the sound quality is good, then start to increase the tempo. When you are comfortable try to phrase the exercise around the drum set.



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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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