Sunday Session #6: Master Your Flam Rudiments

SEASON 1 Episode 6

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Flam Tap and Flam Accent Breakdown

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LESSON #6: MASTER YOUR FLAM RUDIMENTS

 

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Transformation

When I watch people play snare drum for the first time, there’s a mental checklist of skills that I identify.

  • Are they able to let the stick rebound naturally? 
  • Do they look relaxed? 
  • Are they producing a beautiful, characteristic sound from the instrument?

The list goes on and on, and watching students play exercises are a good way for teachers to identify where the breakdown in their mechanics is occurring. When they come for private lessons, teacher’s diagnose their musical and mechanical ailments, and prescribe them exercises, tempo markings and practice habits in order to cure them.

The truth is, the mechanics of drumming are all very simple. It really just comes down to 8’s, Timing, Accent Tap, Stick Control & Double Stroke Rolls. If you can do all those things, it’s just about putting them together. There’s just one last hurdle…

Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Rudiment #20 – the Flam.  It’s the foundation to all the other flam rudiments #21-30.  In this lesson, we talk about all the nuts and bolts of a flam, how I learned how to play Flam Taps and Flam Accents, and some breakdowns you can use to build a rock solid foundation to your flam rudiments.

Master your flam rudiments. Put the work in now so you don’t have to deal with the problems that pop up later!

 Gain the confidence of the core skill set sets you should be developing!


Lesson Outline

Part 1

  • Hugadik
  • Parts of a Flam
  • – Grace Note + Primary Note
  • – Open vs. Closed

Part 2

  • Huk-digadik
  • Flam Accent Build

Part 3

  • Check + Pattern
  • Auditory Graph Paper (Pan, 2016)
  • Duple and Triple Application


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NOTE OF THANKS

“Hey Huei, I’ve been catching the ends of some of your Instagram Livestreams. I just wanted to let you know that I think what you’re doing is great. I’m currently a music ed student and I haven’t played a marching drum really seriously since I really dove into front ensemble. Your work helps to refresh some old information as well as teach me some new things concerning battery percussion. So thank you!”

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Thanks for letting me know, Jesse! As a percussion educator, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself in a position needing to be able to demonstrate and teach both keyboard and battery percussion at some point. Really glad to hear you’ve been finding value in these live streaming lessons. 

Let me know if I can ever help 👍 Talk soon! 👋 -Huei

I really appreciate you and EVERYONE that’s watching, especially the new and returning viewers that have been watching and commenting on Facebook – thank you for your time and support!


#HUEI5for5

Today I’ll announce the winner of the free Skype lesson! The basic challenge was to Periscope broadcast yourself practicing for 5mins for 5 days in a row. If you missed the details and want to repeat on your own this week, all the details are here.

The #Huei5for5 Periscope Challenge was such a success for my own practicing.  I discovered that carving out the time and sticking to a very specific goal of practicing every day really inspired me to execute, which is something I struggle with as I teach more and more. Even when I was tired or tempted to do something else this week, the #Huei5for5 kept me accountable.

The other unexpected benefit was just the incredible amount of exchange that occurred in the percussion community.  Watching the variations and additions to the lesson material, I learned a lot from other people. I’m very flattered and grateful for all the messages last week sharing how inspirational the lessons and #Huei5for5 have been.  The truth is, watching other people participate in the challenge really inspired me! 

So. I’ve been inspired to issue another #Huei5for5 this week!

Click here for the details on #Huei5for5

If we’re not folowing each other on Periscope before you start, be sure to let me know so I receive your alerts.  You can also tweet me with #Huei5for5 @hueiyuanpan so I can catch your scopes (or at least the replays).

Share and encourage your friends to participate and keep helping us build the percussion community – good luck!


 

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Huei-Yuan Pan is a Los Angeles based musician via Chicago, originally from Houston. His drum corps experience includes performing with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2001) and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Snare, 2002-2003; Front Ensemble, 2004). From 2008-2011, Huei served as Director and Arranger for Green Thunder Percussion, and in 2012-2014, Percussion Caption Head with Regiment. He is currently the Director of the Jumpstart Young Musicians Program at The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. For more on Huei, click here.

 


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Each lesson is accompanied by a clickable video lesson link:

  1. Drag Interp
  2. Stick Control Motion and Flow
  3. Control Your Heights
  4. Herta Day, Not Gone Tomorrow
  5. Become a Drumming Terminator
  6. Complete the Musical Phrase
  7. Quintuplets
  8. Focus on Your Feet
  9. It’s About the Little Things
  10. Paradiddle Jam

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