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 …

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 …

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 …

New Stix Trix Videos

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Hi guys here is the first in a new series of lessons ’Stix Trix’. Each video in the series will be quick look at a specific drum technique, idea and / ‘trick’. In this video we are looking at how diddles can be added to a groove. For more videos and lessons please subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series you …

Accessing Lesson Resources

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A few students have been asking how to access their lesson materials and all the other great stuff available on the Drum Syllabus app. So just for you here is a quick video showing you how to access all that lovely stuff…enjoy! Watch the video here.

The Force is Strong With DSS!

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Star Wars has been thrilling audiences of all ages for nearly 40 years, and every great film needs a great soundtrack. John Williams does not disappoint with his now (in my opinion at least) legendary score. To celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars film The Force Awakens, here is a quick lesson based on two of the tracks …

New Song Breakdown

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Hi Guys! First off my apologies that there has been such a long gap between posts. Let’s kick off 2016 with a breakdown of a great song Live and Let Die (Guns and Roses version). As always with these song breakdowns just the bare essentials are covered. This is enough to get you playing with the track but you’ll need …

Practice Anywhere and Everywhere 

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No access to a drum kit? Always on the move? No problem! Just grab the DSS Budget Practice Pad. No frills, no gimmicks and no ridiculous fee. Just a simple pad to practice all your chops, rudiments and techniques when there’s no drum kit around or when you’re on the go. Grab your DSS practice pad today!