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Accenting different spots in the Doublé

part 2

The Doublé (or Inverted Flam Accent) may also appear in different dynamic settings, requiring different choreography of upstrokes and downstrokes. Mastering its following exercise will lead to a better understanding of the same initial sticking along with changed dynamic settings.


Doublé / Inverted Flam Tap / Coup Anglais - Accent variation - 16th note grid

Practice step by step:

1Watch the video and pay attention to the function of the hands and sticks (hand positioning, upstrokes and downstrokes, grip, stick height).
2Figure out the exercise without any click track at first to clarify the combination of strokes.
3At first, play the exercise without accents and get the sticking right.
4Play with track 1 (original exercise). Try to imitate the sound, feel, and precision.
5Practice with track 2. Play in the parts with the click only.
6Now add the accents and make sure you apply the corresponding up and downstrokes. Watch the video example again to understand the proper placement for the movement and the informal “Moeller” fashion of the motions.
7Use track 3 (adding the 16th note grid) in the initial tempo. Make sure all your strokes completely line up with the metronome.
8Experiment with different densities and distance of the grace note, ranging from “more open” towards “flat”; that is, play with both hands in unison on the flam. This will improve your control of the flam.
9Aim for three different volumes in this exercise: The accented flam (which should be the loudest note in the pattern), the unaccented single stroke (which should be the softest note), and the unaccented flam (which is dynamically in the middle).
10Play with track 4 in the original tempo leading with the right hand as indicated in the exercise. Play the same exercise also leading with the left hand.

Additional Exercises:

Follow the same instructions as given for the initial exercise.


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