Flams. Bill’s explanation. With cymbal, snare and toms C) With triplets and an accent on the first note RLR LRL
The flam triplet is also a very commonly rudiment used in rock and jazz, and sounds like this. One measure of triplets with the flat and without the flat. Flams are usually played wide apart, the slower the tempo. The slower the tempo, the wider the flam. But as the tempo gets faster, the flam becomes what we call a flat flam, and almost the two drums struck at the same time. Almost. So, it’s important to know that you either making a flam as wide as possible or what we call a double stop. Two notes exactly at the same time.