Rhythm to Rock Drum Lesson 6

Rhythm to Rock Drum Lesson 6

Flams and Duets


  • Computer
  • Earphones/Buds
  • Printer
  • Music Stand
  • Drum Sticks
  • Drum or Practice Pad


Rhythm to Rock Drum Lesson 6 is a continuation of Lesson 5 and the end of Unit 1. In this lesson you will learn how to play Flams. Flams are drum rudiments that are often used in marching drumline music. You will also learn how to play a duet which is a piece of music for two players and finally you will learn two advanced exercises that will develop your hand technique for rolls and flams.

Specifically students will learn to play Flams on a drum. Have you ever watched a military squad march? You may have heard a member of the group saying “Left, Left, Left Right Left”. With the presence of a drummer, the voice will be replaced by a drummer playing what is called taps and many drummers play flams as taps.

A duet is music for two players. This video will teach you to play your first duet. Playing duets requires skills that you will need to have when preparing to play in a band.

For advanced learning this lesson includes two new exercises that will develop your hand skills.

Overall this course is a continuation of Lessons 1-5 providing a long term system for learning to play the drums. You can expect to spend 7-10 days working on this course in order to learn the material at the mastery level.

This course can serve in many ways:

-as a supplement to school band lessons.

-as a supplement to private drum lessons.

-as a private drum instruction system.

-as a collegiate music program secondary instrument learning tool.

-as an introductory drum course for the aspiring late learner (adult).

-as a tool for teaching note reading to the developed drummer who plays by ear.

Do you think playing the drums might be fun? Playing the drums is lots of fun. Sign up for the Rhythm to Rock Drum Lesson Series to begin learning how to play the drums.

Who this course is for:

  • Ages 10 and up
  • Parental Guidance Recommended for 10-14
  • Adult Learners
  • Students wishing to learn drums as a secondary instrument

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