The World of Flams
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flams!
By Dan Tomlinson
Percussion - Snare Drum Method
A complete book dedicated to the analysis and applications of flams. The first half of the book describes in clear detail the grace note placement and the effects it has on the flam regarding time, sound and pulse. Rudimental flam studies and applications are also studied in great depth. The second half of the book discusses the flam's evolution to the drumset in rock, funk, jazz, and Afro-Cuban styles, both in actual beats and fills. With the clear explanations and chop building exercises provided, this text is an outstanding source for in-depth study of the flam rudiment.