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 …

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!

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 …

End of Term Friend jam

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As a bit of fun (yes I know, fun in the classroom whatever next)?! Students have been taking part in some healthy competition against their peers using Roland’s drumming software ‘Friend Jam’. Friend Jam monitors a student’s performance whilst they play along to a backing track and gives them a score out of 600. Students are marked on five criteria; …

Stix Trix: Developing the Bonham

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Hi guys and welcome to another Stix Trix video. In this video we are looking at how to expand upon the classic Bonham triplet lick.. For more videos and lessons please subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DSSVideoLessons?sub_confirmation=1 You can also find the Drum Syllabus Series at: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ppstix http://drumsyllabus.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/DrumSyllabus https://www.facebook.com/drumsyllabusseries Also a big thank you to …