40 International Drum Rudiments:
The Flam Accent

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Watch the Rudimental Breakdown by Dr. John Wooton Take a Lesson from Dr. Wooton on this Rudiment

 

Vic Firth sticks used in these videos:
Tim Genis Signature - General (STG)
Designed to produce a dark‚ full-bodied sound. Great balance.
L = 16.81" | Dia. = .650"
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MS2
Like the MS1‚ but with extra length for more leverage and power.
L = 17" | Dia. = .695"
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NEW TO RUDIMENTAL DRUMMING? WATCH DR. WOOTON'S VIDEO ON THE "REAL RUDIMENTS FIRST"!

Introduction: How to Learn & Practice the Rudiments Start with a Relaxed Grip and the Four Basic Strokes

DR. WOOTON'S SUGGESTED “4 TIER” RUDIMENTAL LEARNING SEQUENCE

In order to facilitate learning the rudiments in a systematic way, Dr. Wooton suggests that you approach them in this sequence (rather than how they are listed on various rudiment charts or posters). This “tier system” approaches the most fundamental rudiments first, providing you with a base on which to build. Each successive tier adds on the basic skills learned in the previous tier.

TIER ONE

Single Stroke Roll

Multiple Bounce Roll

Double Stroke Open Roll

Single Paradiddle

Flam

Drag

TIER TWO

Single Stroke Four

Single Stroke Seven

Double Paradiddle

Triple Paradiddle

Paradiddle-Diddle

Five Stroke Roll

Nine Stroke Roll

Seven Stroke Roll

Flam Tap

Flam Accent

Lesson 25

Single Drag Tap

TIER THREE

Thirteen Stroke Roll

Fifteen Stroke Roll

Seventeen Stroke Roll

Six Stroke Roll

Ten Stroke Roll

Eleven Stroke Roll

Single Dragadiddle

Drag Paradiddle #1

Drag Paradiddle #2

Flammed Mill

Swiss Army Triplet

Flamacue

TIER FOUR

Triple Stroke Roll

Flam Paradiddle

Pataflafla

Double Drag Tap

Flam Paradiddle-Diddle

Single Ratamacue

Double Ratamacue

Triple Ratamacue

Inverted Flam Tap

Flam Drag

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Dr. John Wooton is the director of percussion studies at The University of Southern Mississippi. He is well versed in many percussion instruments but has specialized in rudimental snare drum, drum set, marimba, vibraphone and steel pans. Dr. Wooton directs the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Pan Orchestra, Graduate Percussion Ensemble and the Samba Band. He also performs regularly on steel pans as a soloist or with his band, KAISO!, and plays vibes for the USM Jazz Quintet.

From 1988 to 1992, he served as percussion coordinator/pep band director for the University of Iowa bands. As an instructor and performer, Dr. Wooton has been associated with five P.A.S.I.C. Marching Percussion Forum champions. He marched snare drum for four years with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, Ill. (1981-84). During those years, Dr. Wooton held the Drum Corps Midwest Individual Snare Drum title and the Percussive Arts Society Snare Drum Individual title. From 1987 to 1989, he served as the percussion caption head for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. For the 1990-91 drum corps seasons, he served as program coordinator/percussion arranger for “Nite Express” Drum and Bugle Corps of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Since joining the faculty at Southern Miss, Dr. Wooton, along with establishing a strong percussion studio, has introduced the USM Steel Band, Pop Percussion Ensemble, Samba Band and Salsa Band. He has served as the president of the Percussion Arts Society, Mississippi Chapter, and is presently a member of the Percussive Arts Society Marching Committee. Dr. Wooton gives clinics around the world representing Pearl Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks., Remo Drum Heads and Row Loff Productions Publications.


Check out John's books mentioned in these lessons!
The Drummer's Rudimental Reference Book

This book is packed full of lessons and exercises. Neatly organized into 41 different sections, this book covers rudiments, one-handed exercises, stick control, timing, relaxation, odd-groupings, back sticking, & tenor drumming. A must for the private instructor and band director!

Dr. Throwdown's Rudimental Remedies

A fantastic compilation of rudimental exercises written and collected throughout the years by Dr. John Wooton. Included is an accompanying DVD of Dr. Wooton performing many of the exercises and etudes. An enormous amount of downloadable play-along tracks are included on the DVD as well as insightful philosophies from Dr.Throwdown, himself!

You can find out more information on Dr. Wooton's books on his Web site:

www.johnwooton.com

 



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