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snarescience.com • Death by Flam (now with mp3s)
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Death by Flam (now with mp3s)

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:20 pm
by knight427
This is an exercise I received from Chopstix Percussion many years ago. Our HS drumline summer camp was run by one of their people (I think his name might have actually been Mike Meyers, now that I think about it). Anyway, I transcribed it into LilyPond tonight as a test of that free notational software. It's a big pain, but it's free. The music is attached below. Note that it should have a Check Pattern out front.

This isn't the best exercise for grinding out the flam rudiments, but I think it is very fun to play. Let me know what you think and feel free to post a video, I won't be doing that.

Re: Death by Flam

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:07 pm
by tdubasdfg
looks pretty good for free software

Re: Death by Flam

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:27 pm
by knight427
The two things I don't like about the final product are the stickings and inconsistent size of 16th-note grouping.

I'm going to try a Cadence I wrote next, but that is kind of scary. Here is what Death by Flam looks like in text form (this is how you write music in this program).

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\version "2.12.0"  % necessary for upgrading to future LilyPond versions.

\header{
  title = "Death by Flam"
  subtitle = "obtained from Chopstix Percussion"
}

\relative c'' {
\time 3/4
\appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R  R" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L  L" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R  R" a
\appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L  L" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R  R" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L  L" a
\time 4/4
\appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a a
\time 3/4
\appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R  R  L" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R  L" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R  R  L" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a a
\time 5/4
	\appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a a a a
	\appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a:32 a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a:32 a a a
	\appoggiatura a8 a16:32^>_"R" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16:32^>_"L"
\time 2/4
	a_"R" a_"L" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R"
	a_"L" a_"R" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L"
\time 4/4
	a a \appoggiatura a8 a16:32^>_"R" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" a a a
	a \appoggiatura a8 a16:32^>_"L" a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"L" a a \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R" \appoggiatura a8 a16^>_"R"
        \appoggiatura a8 a4^>_"R" r2.
}

Re: Death by Flam

Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:39 pm
by rim1990
This exercise is tight!

Haha loving the computer coding...am on my second programming class.

Re: Death by Flam

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:52 pm
by knight427
I created some practice mp3s for this exercise. They can be downloaded from the link below. The tempos range from 74-140 bpm. I created these using free software, so they aren't as nice as those sold here at snarescience. But if you like them, you can thank me by buying something from snarescience.

Death by Flam mp3 <- edited link to tighter sounding snare

If you have any feedback about these files please let me know. I created them while giving quizzes, so I haven't listened to them carefully. Hopefully I got it right. I can easily fix any mistakes.

EDIT:

I've updated the link to new mp3 files that sound better. Note that there is now a check pattern after the count-off. Also, the count-off is 5 beats long due to my mp3 play always truncating the down beat. Think of it as a pickup beat (4e&a, 1, 2, 3, 4). I normally only hear (e&a, 1, 2, 3, 4).

Re: Death by Flam (now with mp3s)

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:35 pm
by knight427
I redid the mp3s with a tighter sounding snare. The link was updated above.

Re: Death by Flam (now with mp3s)

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:05 pm
by snarescience
knight427 wrote:I redid the mp3s with a tighter sounding snare. The link was updated above.
Sounds great! I think this is a good snare sound to practice with on most practice pads.