Combining flat flams on the tom and hi hat with a syncopated rhythm.
In this fill construction lesson you will be learning patterns that combine toms and hi hats. The two voices have very different tonal qualities and when combined have a nice full sound. The examples on this page all follow an eighth note triplet rhythm where two flat flams are followed by a kick. It is important the flat flams are played exactly in time, there are lessons at the bottom of the page that will help with this.
- Learn all examples up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Apply different orchestrations to create your own parts.
- Extend the fill to being a full bar pattern.
- Add groove into the part and create some longer phrases.