Flam Accent Moving In Blocks Of 3

A simple orchestration of the flam accent designed to get your hands moving around the kit in set blocks.

This lessons follows on from our Flam Accent and Each Hand On A Different Drum orchestration lessons, it will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson.

In this flam accent orchestration the rudiment will be moved around the kit in quarter note blocks, meaning you will switch voice on every numbered count. This is a nice easy way of getting the rudiment moving around the kit in simple groupings. These exercises will be very similar to similar ones for The Single Stroke Triplet and The Standard Triplet.

Remember, you hands will always be playing a flam accent in all exercises. In the later exercises the orchestration switches at various points in the bar. I have included feet in all exercises, it may be worth removing them whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons.


Exercise 1

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


Exercise 2

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


Exercise 3

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


Exercise 4

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


Exercise 5

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


Exercise 6

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


Exercise 7

Flam Accent moving in blocks of 3


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  3. Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.