Flam Paradiddle-Diddle

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Learn How To Play The Flam Paradiddle-diddle

The flam paradiddle-diddle is a combination of the single paradiddle-diddle and the flam stroke. This rudiment is great for use within a variety of drumming styles. Try implimenting it into a beat that already makes use of the basic paradiddle-diddle, by adding in a flam stroke from time to time. Here is how the flam paradiddle-diddle looks when written out in drum notation:

Flam Paradiddle-diddle #1

If you can already play a simple flam, and a steady single paradiddle-diddle, this rudiment will come quite easily for you. The sticking may look a little complicated, but just break it down slowly and it will make sense. Focus on playing the pattern right the first time, and let the speed come with time.

Flam Paradiddle-diddle

Here is a unique drum beat that makes use of the flam paradiddle-diddle:

Flam Paradiddle-diddle #2

Exercise three is a drum fill that incorporates the flam paradiddle-diddle:

Flam Paradiddle-diddle #3

Once you are finished with this lesson, you can move on to either the pataflafla or the swiss army triplet.

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