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7 Beginner Drum Fills with Flams

Incorporating Flams can add some variation to your sound and help to accent your fills, making them sounder bigger and bolder. Below are 7 beginner fills that use flams in different ways to get your hands working together around the kit.


  • Make sure your flams aren’t too “loose”. If a flam sounds like two notes then it may need to be tighter. This is achieved by reducing the vertical distance between both drum sticks when hitting. Remember, a flam should sound like a “splat”.

  • Try to take note of which hand is hitting the drum first when playing the flams. All of these fills can be played with right-hand flams, which means the left hand hits the drums just before the right.


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