Learn This Drum Fill Flam It!!!


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32 comments on “Learn This Drum Fill Flam It!!!

  1. Tom E. says:

    About time you posted a new lesson! Been missing them. And now, off to practice!!!

  2. Frederick says:

    I’ve never thought about playing open versus closed flams around the kit. Really changes the sound of things. Can’t wait to try it out.

  3. Mark says:

    Thanks Steven love the flam triplet stuff.

  4. Sophronia says:

    The look of your lesson and studio is so crisp and bright; it’s easy to see.

  5. Milan says:

    hey! :)

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  7. Bullet says:

    I really love flams! :)

  8. Bill says:

    Always stoked to get your mini lessons. Can’t wait to apply more flam action…thanks!

  9. I.C. Mike says:

    Way Cool. Every time I see a video about applying rudiments around the kit, I always think of another application in addition to the one demonstrated. This time, instead of a flam on the 1st note of the flam tap, I tried a drag instead of the flam on the flam tap. I’ve been using drag paradiddles (both single and double) in my fills for decades; this fill is also cool to play as a regular triplet fill with a half-time shuffle. Yes, old dogs can learn new tricks. It’s amazing what you can come up with every time you go back to the basics! Long live rudiments. Thanks Steve; 4 new things for me to “GO PRACTICE”: your flam taps embedded in 16th notes fill; my “drag taps” embedded in 16th notes fill; your flam taps fill with a half-time shuffle; my “drag taps” fill with a half-time shuffle.

    • Stephen says:

      Glad it got the creative juices flowin’ Mike. I would rather that happen than you simply learn a “lick”. Let me know what you come up with!

  10. Bobby V says:

    Glad you’re back…I enjoyed the lesson on Flams. Did I also see some Flan Taps in the lesson to smooth things out a bit?
    Keep me coming; see you next lesson.

  11. Vincent Genella says:

    Hey Stephen,
    No Apology needed when it comes to your Family, hope all is well and thanks for your Lessons…….Vinnie

  12. Rich McKenna says:

    Nice lesson Stephen! Glad to see you back. Like your new wall too.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I love the concept of using polyrhythms in my playing, this lesson has definitely inspired me to use rudiments to expand that concept. Thanks Stephen!

  14. Natasha says:

    Hope things are better now
    Love the lessons
    God bless you all xxx

  15. Brad says:

    My favorite thing about learning the drums on line is I don’t have to drive all the way cross town, get caught in traffic, and end late for my music store lesson, or miss it completely – I can learn at my own pace, in the comfort of my own home, and replay the information / lesson as many times as I need to extract the information I need – A great bonus is the money I save from the gasoline I don’t use I can apply toward my online lessons (and more drum gear, of course)!

    Thanks Teach

    • Stephen says:

      Totally agree…I had to drive over half an hour one way every week for my lessons when I was a kid. I wish I would have had some online options.

  16. I’ve noticed some jazz fusion drummers like using those flams with the various techniques of the open and close style of rudiments.
    Great lesson!

  17. Ldawg says:

    Stephen, Are the flams accents similar to Swiss triplet?

    • Stephen says:

      I would consider this similar to a Flam Accent. A swiss triplet would be rLLR. Flam accent is rLRL. This difference is that when the rudiment repeats in the swiss triplet, the flam is on the first note of the double. When it repeats with the sticking in the video (flam accent) the flam is on the second note of the double stroke in the left hand. Hope that helps a bit.

  18. alain poudrier says:

    You are correct in saying it’s a same hand flam accent Stephen. It’s #82 in the hybrid rudiments and if you add a cheese to it, it would be an inverted cheese flam accent.

  19. alain poudrier says:

    Sorry…….. I forgot to mention that it was an awesome lesson ! Thanks for posting these man.