Drum Syllabus Gift Vouchers

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Hello! Have you ever wanted to play the drums? Do you know someone who does? Well why not treat them with a Drum Syllabus Tuition voucher? 30 Minute lesson vouchers are £18 and 60 minute lesson vouchers are £35 But Wait! There’s More! Buy five vouchers and receive a 10% discount Buy ten vouchers and receive a free 30 minute …

Teaser #5

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Hello Guys Today’s teaser is designed to test and improve limb independence. We will be looking at playing an offbeat groove using our left hand whilst adding in some tricky right hand patterns on the bell of the ride. Challenge: Once you have mastered adding in each ride pattern separately why not try adding them in sequentially  e.g. 2 bars of …

Teaser #3

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Hello Guys Following on from yesterday’s teaser here is another groove based idea. This time we are looking at how the five stroke roll can be used to enhance a groove. Challenge: Try re-orchestrating the move stroke roll e.g. between the ride and hi hat. In the Ex 2 why not swap the double left for a double stroke on …

Another Teaser

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Hello Guys Here’s another quick teaser for you. This time we are looking at how one, well placed double stroke can drastically alter the sound and feel of a groove. Challenge: Once you’ve mastered the double stroke on the snare drum why not try re-orchestrating it e.g. the hi hat Have you got any other suggestions as to how this idea …

Bass Drum Teasers

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Hi Guys Just a little afternoon teaser for you all. Here are two linear semiquaver triplet fills. One is designed for single pedal and the other for double. Challenges: For all single pedal users why not try swapping two of the bass drums in the double pedal exercise for hi hats or the floor tom? For double pedal players why …

New Workbook Available

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Hot off the presses (well the virtual ones at least), comes the second title in the Drum Syllabus Series Workbook range. Syncopation Workbook 1 looks at adding syncopated snare drums to three previously studied groove types. With over one hundred exercises this workbook is ideal for any drummer looking to enhance their grooves and further develop their coordination and limb …

New Workbooks

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Hello Everybody! Very exciting news to share with you all today. The Drum Syllabus Series now offers workbooks designed to help with specific areas of your drumming. The first workbook, which focusses on open hi hat work is available now with more workbooks tackling a variety of different drum techniques on the way soon. But don’t just take my word …

New Video Lesson

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Here is a quick video of Rockschool’s Hot Rocks piece Hey Joe This piece was written for grade 5 and is ideal for those of you looking to achieve an A* for your GCSE performance piece. For more videos and lessons please subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCdA2Y9hUWNg0ZxudMu8pw For more information on the drum syllabus series …

5 Stroke Roll Fill

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Hello Here we have a lesson looking at a five stroke roll orchestration. This lesson is based on a Mike Johnston lesson from www.mikeslessons.com. If you have any questions, comments or video responses please feel free to post them below. For more videos and lessons please subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series you tube channel: http://www.youtube.com//subscribtion_center?add_user=DSSVideoLessons For more information on …

Adding Rolls To A Fill

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Here we are looking at adding rolls to a simple half bar semiquaver fill. Example one is the semiquaver fill played with no rolls. Note that the final semiquaver is played on the crash cymbal with the non-dominant hand. Example two adds the five stroke roll to the fill. The first two semiquavers are replaced by four double stroke demi-semiquavers. …