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Inverted Flam Tap | Rudiment | Drum Lesson

Hey here is my next drum lesson for my Rudiment series. Here we look into one of the best Rudiments the Inverted Flam Tap. Playing the Inverted Flam Tap rudiment is great fun and is a fundamental rudiment. It's the next progression from the Flam Tap so if you haven't watched it check it out … Continue reading Inverted Flam Tap | Rudiment | Drum Lesson

Drum Book Guide | Recommended Reading

DRUM BOOK GUIDE | RECOMMENDED READING Learning from books is essential for your learning and progression. Exercise books, style books and concept books are the three types you can learn from. Regardless if you are a player or teacher you are always a student and I feel these are some books every drummer should know … Continue reading Drum Book Guide | Recommended Reading

Guide to looking after your Drums

Looking after your drum set is a vital part of being a drummer. It is a living breathing musical instrument and needs care and attention just as much as any other instrument. It will not only help you sound better and look better but it will save you money in the long run. Prevention is … Continue reading Guide to looking after your Drums

The Birth of Swing Music

New York is described as the birth place of swing music, it’s cool sound and dance feel that originated in America in 30’s and 40’s hit it’s heights in the 1950’s. This is due to it’s two major artists who originally wrote and performed this genres biggest hits, Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra. This study … Continue reading The Birth of Swing Music

The Flam Drag | Drum Lesson | Rudiments

Ok so here is my next drum lesson for my Rudiment series. Here we look into a vital and unique Rudiment the The Flam Drag. Playing the Flam Drag rudiment is great fun and is a fundamental rudiment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJEflGaX3Vs If you haven't already check out my other videos in this rudiment series please check the … Continue reading The Flam Drag | Drum Lesson | Rudiments

Drumming in the Voodoo Rooms | Edinburgh

So I had my first gig in the Voodoo rooms in Edinburgh last night as part of a showcase for the Blues Club. It was set up as a funk and blues night and featured some top local players. The venue is situated just of Princess Street and has an understated front door but as … Continue reading Drumming in the Voodoo Rooms | Edinburgh

Single Paradiddle | Drum Lessons | Rudiment

Hey thanks for checking out my Rudiment lesson video series for YouTube. I hope you can take something positive away from it. Here is a drum lesson for the Single Paradiddle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBffGRzM5rY   The Paradiddle is one of the most popular rudiments out there and is used pretty much by all drummers past and present. … Continue reading Single Paradiddle | Drum Lessons | Rudiment

Swiss Army Triplet | Drum Lesson | Rudiments

Hey here is my drum lesson for my Rudiment series. Here we look into the one of the best Rudiments the Swiss Army Triplet. Playing the Swiss Army Triplet rudiment is great fun and is a fundamental rudiment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_DY4Q82Wo   It's the next progression from the Flam Accent so if you haven't watched it check … Continue reading Swiss Army Triplet | Drum Lesson | Rudiments

Music Industry Trade Organisiations

AIM – Association of Independent Music   What Is It? Aim is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent Music Industry. It’s a non-profit organisation. What Does It Do? Provides information and contacts for running a label. Offers expert advice on label business areas. Provides Legal and … Continue reading Music Industry Trade Organisiations

Swing Music History

It’s post WWII 1945 and we are in the swinging 50’s where music has a clean image and a big sound that’s great for dancing and being social. It’s also mature and sophisticated music compared to guitar based rock n roll but has a definite purpose to entertain, get people dancing and create happy emotions. … Continue reading Swing Music History