The other day John Riley did a guest spot on the Memphis Drum Shop instagram page where he broke down a flam exercise he developed that employs 5 flam rudiments in descending order of length. He created the exercise in response to Joe Morello telling him that a "professional drummer" should be able to play flamadiddlediddles as sextuplets at 120 bpm. John describes this as "wicked fast", and I couldn't help but noticed that he didn't actually play them at that tempo in the video. I know I can't! Either way it's a fun and handy little exercise so I jotted it down to share with you.