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Virgil
01-19-2004, 03:07 PM
Flams are a stroke that I like to use around the drums as well as on the snare drum. Here are some basic examples of the flam stroke which I think are pretty essential. I will show you a few variations of this stroke.

Let's start with the basic flams:

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">Click here to view a video demonstration. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-flams.wmv)

<img src="images/!charts/flams-b.gif">

Next we have the Flam Tap:
For those who don't know, this is a double-stroke with a flam on the downbeat.

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">Click here to view a video demonstration. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-flams.wmv)

<img src="images/!charts/flams-d.gif">

Finally, for this lesson, we also have the Flam Accent.
This is basically a triplet with a grace-note played before the main downbeat. (Refer to chart above)

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">Click here to view a video demonstration. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-flams.wmv)