The flam accent is also in the “12 Gateway Rudiment” category, and for good reason (be sure to do that workout there as well). Here in the 44 Modern rudiment section we’ll play the same exercise, but we’ll play it in a different rhythmic context–a straight 8th feel. The hands will love it and the brain will as well since since gets interesting rhythmically. Be sure to tap your foot and try counting the quarter notes out for bonus points. And who wouldn’t want bonus points?