Monday, August 10, 2020

Alternating flam rudiments tree

Just a little throwaway graphic illustrating the connectedness of flam rudiments. People think of them as “omg a bunch of different things”, but they use very similar motions.




The key rudiment here is the Flam Accent #1— you get the others after it by just doubling one note, and playing with the rhythm. The pattern named Unnamed Awesome Rudiment is now named Unnamed Awesome Rudiment, or UAR. I like it better than the other 16th note flam rudiments— Windmills are easy but dull, Flamadiddles are just loathsome. UARs are difficult but hip.

3 comments:

Ted Warren said...

UAR might be the best rudiment name ever! :)

Todd Bishop said...

pronounced "you are" ;-)

m said...

It's a semi-decollapsed Alternating Patty - got to love nomenclature. ;)
http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-rudiments/hybrid-rudiments/alternating-pattys-162/
Thanks for the post!