Do you know what a cheese is?

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A flam diddle. At least that's how we called them when I learned them.

Here's an exercise that without the cheeses it's rather trivial. It took me a while to get this clean at 140 bpm.

Here's the video of me playing if you want to play along.

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dtk said:
I'll bite...why was it called cheese?
Ha, because someone, sometime ago called it that and it stuck. Some rudiment and hybrid rudiment names sound like they're played; paradiddle, flam, herta (if you roll the 'r' and squint),etc. while others are named for other reasons. It became a simple way to add a diddle to any flam pattern without saying "add a diddle to that flam pattern". "Add some cheese", or "cheese it" are examples of verbal shorthand.
 

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CSR said:
Sounds Gouda to me.
Wow, talk about cheesy comments...

Can we get back to the the topic at hand? In other words, CSR, will you please cut the cheese???
 

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