Drummer Diaries Episode 9 Now available

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Hello good people! In this episode, Phil joins forces with the Kicktones once again to celebrate Michael’s mum’s birthday. Much fun ensues including a visit from Gandalf and some competitive gaming and amazing beards! If you want to stay up to date with all things Drum Syllabus then subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series Youtube channel here. And don’t forget …

The Drummer Diaries Episode 7

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Hello good people! Phil joins forces with the Kicktones to see in the new year at the Castle Hotel in Windsor. If you want to stay up to date with all things Drum Syllabus then subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series Youtube channel here. And don’t forget to check out The Kicktones Other Social Media Links: Drum Syllabus Google Page …

Episode 5 of The Drummer Diaries Available Now

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Good Morning Good People! The wait is finally over! Episode 5 of the drummer diaries is now available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Drummer diaries web page here. As always please like, comment, subscribe and share this and any other videos that take your fancy on the Drum Syllabus Series Youtube channel. Thanks, Guys!

The Drummer Diaries Episode 4

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Hello Good People of the Inter web The waiting is over! Here for your viewing pleasure is the next thrilling instalment of the drummer diaries – ‘Miss May and the Birds of Prey’ Check it out here! Enjoy the video Hey whilst you’re on you tube why not subscribe to the drum syllabus channel? Until next time…

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 …