Flam Drag Exercises.

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Flam Drag Exercises.

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:10 pm



Anyone know of some good flam drag exercises? I'm already practicing through most of the exercises in the library, including the only flam drag exercise that's there. Flam drags seem to be my weak point, so any exercises that anyone can provide or inform me of would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Flam Drag Exercises.

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:55 pm



First and foremost, props for being a prog house fan.
That's dope and you're not alone, my friend.
But to address your flam drag problem, the best way to improve those is to focus on playing well spaced out flams and then playing the rudiment slowly. And seriously dude, I mean slowly. (Like the cool kids)
Always remember, flam drags are triplets when it comes down to it. So, in short:
-Space out the flam
-Start slow
and
-Remember, it's a triplet.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Flam Drag Exercises.

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:37 pm



Yuss! Prog house fans UNITE.
And thanks, I find this helpful.
I appreciate.
Much respect to you, my friend.
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Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:00 pm



Some of the best flam drag exercises are the ones based in grids. It'll really build up your chops and give you an idea of different ways drags can be used in musical context, especially if you play it in the duplet and triplet patters. Other than that you may also try a simple trade off style of exercise in 4/4 time: Pattern of triplet accents, pattern of flam accents, pattern of triplet accents, pattern of accented tap drags, pattern of triplet accents pattern of flam accents, pattern of triplet accents, pattern of flam drags. Repeat until you are satisfied with the quality of your flam accents.

Best of luck!


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Re: Flam Drag Exercises.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:44 pm



This sounds very helpful as well. I will try these. thanks!
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Re: Flam Drag Exercises.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:12 pm



Look up some shopping sprees, most contain lots of flam based rudiments to not only help you with flam drags, but all things flammy
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Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:39 pm



These are my go-to's for flam-drags. The first one is a backbeat that can be played along to music and repeated as needed.

The second focuses on the diddle placement, relating the flam-to-diddle part of the rudiment to the "huckadik" (1-hand breakdown of paradiddle-diddle) rhythm.

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