VIC FIRTH HYBRID RUDIMENT SERIES:
INVERTED FLAM CHEESE




RELATED EXERCISE #1:



INVERTED FLAM CHEESE - VARIATION 1



INVERTED FLAM CHEESE - VARIATION 2

INVERTED FLAM CHEESE - VARIATION 3


About Thom Hannum:

Thom Hannum has long been regarded as one of the nation’s foremost percussion arrangers, instructors, and clinicians having presented numerous seminars and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He is best known for his work with the DCI World Champion Cadets of Bergen County and Star of Indiana. Thom is a member of the design team for the Tony Award Winning show Blast! In the summer of 2001, Mr. Hannum was selected for induction into the DCI Hall of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame.

Thom teaches at the University of Massachusetts where he serves as the Associate Director of the Minuteman Marching Band, and the Director of the Marimba Ensemble program. He is a product consultant and clinician for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company, Evans Drum Heads, the Pearl Corporation, and Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets where he has developed several Signature Series drumsticks and keyboard mallets. Thom is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society where he serves on the Marching Percussion Committee.

Through the Hal Leonard Corporation, Mr. Hannum has published a Textbook and corresponding Student Workbook, Championship Concepts For Marching Percussion, which provide many band programs with a comprehensive foundation for percussion education. His instructional video produced by Warner Brothers/Chappell, Fundamental Techniques For Marching Percussion, demonstrates many of the concepts outlined in the books. Thom has published percussion arrangements and solos with Warner Brothers, Rowloff Productions, and Drop6 Media, Inc.

Thom’s next book, A Percussionist’s Guide to CHECK PATTERNS,  will be published by Alfred Publications, and is due out in January of 2009,

Mr. Hannum is the founder and director of his MOBILE PERCUSSION SEMINAR which offers clinic and workshop programs for high schools and colleges of all ability levels. For more information call 1-800-292-3758, or visit the website at www.percussion.org.


Thom's Vic Firth Signature Products:

Thom Hannum (STH)
A round tip with a very long taper and thick neck for great control and response‚ especially at low dynamic levels.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .690"
Thom Hannum Indoor (STH2)
Scaled down version of the STH. Designed to play very fast and produce a quality sound on cymbals while offering great control and response, especially at low dynamic levels.
L = 16 1 /2", Dia.=.660"
Thom Hannum Piccolo Tip (STH3)
This stick combines a full sized marching shaft with an exceptionally short taper and a very small tip. The result is a stick that clearly defines the highs and creates very unique timbre possibilities. Also a great choice for concert or orchestral playing and indoor marching.
L = 16 5 /8", Dia.=.690"
Thom Hannum "Quadbalé" (STHTS) - Two-step design features a full sized gripping area and smaller shaft, neck and tip. This stick emphasizes a high pitch and timbre for imitating timbale style parts. In hickory.


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