Blog-Drum Classes Harrow, London

Tuesday July 15, 2014

The double rudiments have endless and tasteful ways of playing and doing permutations and variations around the hats, toms and bass drum.  The same can be said for the paradiddle rudiments, but with the double stoke rudiments, you have access to variety, dynamics; all due to the fact that double stroke is easily broken down into two strokes – say on snare and two on bass.  If done fast, or slow, it brings about an effect that sounds bigger than the sum of its parts.  Have a look at this video.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow, London.

 

Wednesday July 09, 2014

The way I have been practicing mirrors exactly how I teach drums: metronome rudiment on snare and around the drum kit, reading exam pages or other drum books, and playing songs.  I use different grips, dynamics and a range of different songs to lock into grooves and experiment with fills and solos.  The minimum I practice a day is one hour, and after purchasing the new Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool grades 7 and 8, I have more reading to do and some fine tuned drum kit playing.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum classes in Harrow, London.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com 

Wednesday June 25, 2014

I have recently purchased a DW 7000 Double bass pedal and now I have started to practice using the rudiments, playing triplets, semi quavers and demi-semi quavers with an 8ths hat feel.  Lots to do but it is high time I learned to use a double bass drum pedal with panache and exuberance.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com 

Monday May 12, 2014

I practice with my band, and do three intensives a week that include reading charts, rudiments with a metronome and improvisation and playing to music.  My regime is satisfying and I have been doing double stroke rudiments with bass, snare and toms and added them to my playing.  Great to see technical commitment turn into something creative and fluid.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum teacher in Harrow, London.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

Thursday April 03, 2014

Learning drums is part of an overall musical education.  It is practical and theoretical and both aspects complement the other in the sense that you do not learn anything that is not backed by a simultaneous practical and theoretical duality.  Teaching drums also teaches me and I now have a deeper understanding of music, styles, theory, grade exams and the value of reading and playing by ear.  As an open handed drummer, my students can play both open handed and cross stick technique.  This has only happened recently.  From Kasem, West London Drum tutor, Drum Lessons in Harrow, London www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

Tuesday March 25, 2014

My latest student has a plan to gain the skills to get into university to study music.  He is quite an excellent drummer with great chops and moves around the drum kit with energy.  We are preparing to polish up his reading to a grade 6 level and it is refreshing to have a student that is powerfully self directed to reach a goal.  As a drummer and teacher I feel my knowledge is used to a great extent and happy that my fellow drummer and musician is ‘getting there’.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com 

Tuesday March 11, 2014

I have started to visualise a drum kit where I have brought the idea of extreme tuning to a new level.  I think to have an 8 inch tom one, a 14 inch tom two and a piccolo bass drum as a floor tom.  I have to get a nice bass drum from somewhere, build and experiment with this set up.  I always loved extreme tuning and I think to have a grander variety of sounds with more highs and bass notes has to be the best drum kit ever.  I do not really like giant drum kits with too many things to hit, but that is a matter of personal choice not to mention an army of helpers and a van to get around…  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum teaching in Harrow, London  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

Monday March 10, 2014

A well tuned drum kit is a beautiful thing.  I often play kits that are old and battered, get out my tuning key and with an accumulated knowledge growing since 1990, I transform these drums into something musical. The most difficult drum to tune is the floor tom.  It is mean and stubborn, but when you find its voice and make it sing – that is a wonder to behold.  The bass drum is probably the most rewarding and responsive drum to tune and the snare is also very kind.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

Thursday March 06, 2014

Cymbal Felts

Cymbal felts are great when you have them and infuriating when you don’t.  I have turned up to gigs and found no cymbal felts.  The pain this caused me when I thought of how my cymbals were going to be mutilated by the raw unsoftened cymbal stand.  I looked and found a cheap solution with a great twelve pack of plastic funnels and felts to protect cymbals.  Cymbal felts tend to go missing and now I have a seeming endless supply of them…  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, Harrow Drum teacher in London, UK

Thursday February 13, 2014

The Amen Break beat that was originally recorded in 1969 in a B side called Amen, Brother.  The break is about 6 seconds long and was sampled, sped up, and there are a variety of permutations that accelerated to a feverish pitch in the 90s with Drum n Bass.  It later became the beat upon which the electronic movement utilised through its inception in the 80s to Drum n Bass and now in 2014 it is one of the most iconic recognisable grooves out in the collective conscience.  From Kasem West London Drum Teacher in Harrow, London.  <a

 

Friday January 31, 2014

This song has a strong funky hip-hop groove and is characterised by an open hi-hat on the first hi-hat and a bass drum between the fourth and fifth hi-hat.  The drums feature prominently in this hip-hop cover of what was more a rock song when Aerosmith released it in 1975.  Find this song in my drum lesson song page on my website.  From Kasem, Drum lessons, grades and learning in Harrow, London
http://youtu.be/tXkEcgJVWJk

Friday January 24, 2014

Tornado by Mapex 22″ Rock Kit, Black

Mapex Drum Kits are made with a level of exceptional touch and if you compare cost to performance, Mapex wins every time.  They come in a variety of sizes, woods such as birch, maple and walnut, and finishes (natural or colours with sparkles).  I have used the Mapex Saturn series in the studio and on tour.  I recommend these kits for every drummer and challenge them to find better value at a professional and beginner level.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum kit classes in Harrow, London.

Monday January 13, 2014

Great value drum sticks are hard to come by, but you can get amazing playing time out of Lindo drum sticks.  There are many drum stick sellers out there now, so try these sticks for versatility, economics, and the freedom to know that playing your style of music is not going to send you bankrupt.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, Drum grades and tuition in Harrow, London

Friday January 10, 2014

The sixth semi-quaver drum kit fill has a fill using snare drum, tom 1 and tom 2.  Depending on approach and dynamics, it can be used in jazz, funk, blues and rock.  Experiment with the fill and find a way to make it your own.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum kit tutor, drum kit grades and theory, Harrow, London.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfETX-4TdwE

Thursday January 09, 2014

The fourth semi quaver bass drum pattern has a bass drum between the fourth and fifth hi-hat.  The groove when played fast and loud is a rock or funk beat.  Played subtle, it is more jazz, or blues.  There are no absolute rules, so play around the groove and add some drum kit fills.  From Kasem, West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London, UK http://youtu.be/yH8LFNBqvaQ

Thursday December 12, 2013

This video shows how to apply Trinity Guildhall grade three Rudiment Study one. It is a real bridge to gain an excellent foundation in the intermediate stage of drumming.  We learn how to integrate triplets, flams, drags, double, single and paradiddle.  The rudiment study is can form the basis for a gem of a drum kit solo.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum kit teacher in Harrow, London. UK

Monday November 11, 2013

Yamaha drums are mid to upper range level drum kits that make their drums from many different materials and woods.  I have a Yamaha custom maple drum kit.  It is warm, powerful, wonderfully subtle. From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London

Tuesday October 22, 2013

This first drum kit fill, played on the snare is perfect to start using a bass, hat and snare groove.  Fills are used to add dynamics and indicates a change in the feel, or part of a composition.  They range from very easy to sometimes unimaginably difficult.  Doing fills depends on the style of music and they are best done with precision and a touch of class.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum kit tuition in Harrow, London.  http://youtu.be/bakaHEhoPpw

Friday October 18, 2013

The way to build up the right and left side of the drummer is very important.  It is a fallacy to say that a drummer has a strong left but a weak right hand in the same way that it is absurd to say a car manufacturer makes great cars but with weak left wheels.  I start my students with the habit of practicing and mastering single stroke, double stroke, paradiddle and buzz or multiple bounce roll with a right, then left start. This is done with a bass drum placed on the first of every eight strokes.  After this we expand and play on the toms, snare, hats and turn it all into something elegant and musical.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum kit teacher in Harrow, London  http://youtu.be/UWzTKL9HKwo

Tuesday October 15, 2013

These are my new videos where you open a hi-hat on any of the first four beats in an eighth note drum kit groove.  You can open a hi-hat on the first, closed on the subsequent beat, or open on the second, third, or fourth beat.  These are used with varying dynamics and form an important part of the feel and intensity of a drum rhythm or groove. Have a look…  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum kit teacher in Harrow, London http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=887

Friday, September 13, 2013

My results are 100% success for all students entered for Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool exams last term.  They will be progressing to the next stage in their evolution as a musician and drummer. My new website is out there…  Have a look www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

From West London Drum Tutor, Drum teacher in Harrow, London.  

Wednesday July 03, 2013

Applying the rudiments with a deft touch is one worthy goal for a drummer.  there are 40 International Snare Drum Rudiments.  they are grouped in single, double, paradiddle, flam and drag with slight permutations.  Great grooves, fills and solos are constructed from these building blocks.   From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

Tuesday July 02, 2013

Stanton Moore Groove Alchemy Drum Book is a deep and masterly book that goes through many of the grooves contained in the DVD but with more emphasis on the written breakdown of the grooves.  A definite book for all students and practitioners of the drum kit.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London

Thursday June 27, 2013

The Commandments of R&B Drumming by Zoro is one book that goes through an in depth study of R&B drumming and contains practice tips, develop and funkify the hi-hat and bass drum, create and play ‘loops’ and apply and learn the 10 commandments of Soul.  It contains ten recordings from each era that exemplify Funk and Hip-Hop.  This is an amazing and most important book in the development and expansion of drum kit knowledge and will change your drumming for the better.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London. http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!525p

Wednesday June 26, 2013

Modern Rudimental Swing Solos For The Advanced Drummer by Chas Wilcoxon was written in 1941 and is on of the most influential and important drum teaching books.  It contains exercises that place the rudiments in a swung and musical setting.  A must have book to develop style and knowledge of how to drum with panache and sophistication.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London. http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526g

Tuesday June 25, 2013

Time Functioning Patterns by Gary Chaffee, The book is a methodical thorough study of simple drum rhythm concepts and it then goes through inversions and different combinations from each seeming simple rhythm.  It develops and brings sophistication, control and most importantly it allows for a more masterful approach to drum kit expression and musicality. It is rightfully called a full and comprehensive drum method and technique building book for every serious drummer.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum Lessons in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526h

Monday June 24, 2013

Advanced Funk Studies  by Rich Latham Latham contains funk patterns with permeations on the hi-hat, bass drum and of course – drum fills.  This is rightfully a ground breaking book and has transformed the drumming world and the influence this book has had can be seen in many ways.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!6rm0/info

Thursday June 20, 2013

4-Way Coordination: AMethod Book for the Development of Complete Independence on the Drum Set by Marvin Dahlgren is the penultimate book for drummers to learn how to attain coordination and independence on the drum kit.  Written by a master drummer and educator, this book goes through exercises to reprogram your nerve muscular system and make a seriously amazing drummer out of you.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Drumset Essentials, Vol. 1 by Peter Erskine is a book from an accomplished drummer and educator.  It goes through the basics of drum kit concepts, theory hand and feet techniques, applying the rudiments and you can expect to gain insights that will result in a more refined technique and approach as a drummer.  The book contains a CD and everything written has a practical and interesting correlation.  From West London Drum Teacher, Drum Lessons in Harrow, London
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Master Studies by Joe Morello is a penultimate book in the development of key drum knowledge.  The book develops drumstick control, and correct holding technique.  The Master Studies focus on accents and their various placement, buzz or press roll exercises, single and double stroke patterns, flam and the development of stamina and endurance.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum teacher in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!525j

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bass Drum Control by Colin Bailey teaches how to use the bass drum.  It shows proper technique, coordination, drum fills with bass drum, bass drum and hand combinations and rudiment utilisation for the bass drum.  This is the supreme book on the same level of importance to Stick Control… From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526n

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming by Bobby Rondinelli et al, teaches that you can gain immensely from using two bass drums rather than a double pedal.  This book adds to the world of drum knowledge and revolutionised the traditional approach to drumming and opened up a new world of ideas for the drummer.  A book of historic importance for all drummers everywhere.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526m

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Sound of Brushes – Ed Thigpen, is the book when it comes to knowledge and application of brush technique on the drum kit.  This book is universally held in high esteem by drummers and has stood the test of time as the highest standard of its kind.  It goes through exercises for Swing, ballads, Latin grooves, shuffles and 3/4 time.  Bush technique can open a whole world of different drum sounds and creates a more full and all rounded drummer.  Ed Thigpen’s book shows the way.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London.
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony J. Cirone contains 50 snare drum solos.  It is especially designed to help reading and nurture various elements of snare drum technique.  The book stands alone as the preeminent text to expand the drummer’s repertoire, application and understanding of various rhythms.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

West African Rhythms for Drumset by Dan Thress, Abraham Adzenyah, is a book of great importance in the world of drum education.  It outlines rhythms native to Ghana and the application of these to the drum kit.  The book allows the student to understand traditional Ghana percussion rhythms and how these can be played with finesse and precision.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum teacher in Harrow, London   http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526q

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Buddy Rich’s Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments, is one book that builds up the drummer’s technique from correct stick holding technique to understanding the elements or rudiments of drum playing – called rudiments.  These rudiments are based on the 40 international rudiments and the Swiss Army Rudiments.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London. http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526s

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset by Frank Malabe, this book will give you a strong introduction to the rich tradition of Afro-Cuban rhythms.  It is especially useful for the established intermediate drummer who wants to master the rudiments of Afro-Cuban and Latin music.  This book is easily accessible and is a rightful classic text on drumming.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526t From West London Drum Tutor, Drum tutor in Harrow, London

Monday, June 3, 2013

Bellson, Breines book, Modern Reading in 4/4 – for all instruments contains exercises for sight reading and shows how any instrumentalist can improve their knowledge of rhythms and in our context, the drum kit.  The book is a vast and thorough text book that is the perfect resource to improve, and enable one to become a proficient rhythmic instrumentalist.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526w

Friday, May 24, 2013

This is one of the finest and to the point beginner drum-set books.  It gently gains the attention of the novice drummer and sets him, her on the path to competence and proficiency as a drummer. The book goes through beginning stages of groove formation, fills, parts of the drum kit and if that was not enough, there is a play along CD.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum Lessons in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!526d

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Louis Bellson and Gil Breines (1968), Odd Time Reading Text, is a staple text for many earnest students of drum kit and other instruments.  It contains exercises to develop key concepts regarding all time signatures from 4/4, 5/4, 7/8 and other ‘odd time’ signatures.  Important knowledge regarding rhythmic and development of reading of various regular and odd time signatures is gained through studying this book.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum kit lessons in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!51qm

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

George Lawrence Stone’s, Stick Control for the Snare Drummer (1935), is a staple text for any serious drummer.  The book goes through many aspects of drumming – muscle and nerve development, speed, control, dynamics, subtlety, even development of both hands, and exact execution of strokes.  It also develops the drummers understanding of single, flam, triplets and dotted notes.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!51i0

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Funkifying the Clave: Afro-Cuban Grooves for Drums and Bass by Lincoln Goines and Robby Ameen The book is a resource that builds on basic to various and complex Latin grooves and brings many rich ideas for the searching drummer.  The book explores The Clave, Tumbao, songo, guaguanco, cha-cha, mozambique, and afro-cuban styles.  There are six songs included to consolidate the information and concepts outlined in this valuable compendium and resource for the drum kit player.   From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!50w4

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rockschool grade 7 prepares the way for the advanced drummer, and consolidates the knowledge gained in the previous grades.  Grade 7 extends knowledge and application of rudiments, technical exercises, two tests (reading, theory, ear tests, improvisation…).  From West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow, London
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rockschool grade 6 introduces the drummer to the professional aspects of being a drummer.  This is where the intermediate drummer becomes an all rounded drummer with elements of creativity. At this stage the drummer learns upper level rudiments, and applies them in a range of contemporary styles (jazz, reggae, rock, blues, Latin…) Grade 6 extends knowledge and application of rudiments, technical exercises, two tests (reading, theory, ear tests, improvisation…).  From West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!501b

Wednesday, May, 15, 2013

Rockschool grade 5 builds on the drummer’s grasp on various styles (jazz, rock, blues, latin) and encourages a development of interpretive skills and artistic flare.  Grade 5 extends knowledge and application of rudiments, technical exercises, two tests (reading, theory, ear tests, improvisation…).  From West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4see

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rockschool grade 4 builds on the drummer’s grasp of various styles (jazz, rock, blues, Latin) and the interpretive skills and flare a drummer needs to possess.  Grade 4 extends knowledge and application of rudiments, technical exercises, two tests (reading, theory, ear tests, improvisation…), from West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4s8z

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rockschool grade 3 pushes the beginner’s skills to a proficient level.  Grade 3 develops timing and coordination of more elaborate and complex rhythms.  are a proven way to take real and solid steps toward gaining the necessary skills a drummer needs.  Grade 3 introduces mid level  rudiments, technical exercises, two tests (reading, theory, ear tests, improvisation…), from West London Drum Tutor, drum tuition in Harrow, London  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4qms

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rockschool grade 2 emphasises rock and contemporary drumming and develops from where grade 1 left off.  it includes a range of rudiments, technical exercises, choice of 3 songs, and ear, sight reading, improvisation… grade one firmly establishes the novice drummer and opens an exciting door to developing further.  From West Harrow Drum Tutor, drum kit grades on Harrow, London  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4pst

Wednesday, May 7, 2013

Drummers need look no further to start and advance their contemporary drum kit journey.  Rockschool grades are a proven way to take real and solid steps toward gaining the necessary skills a drummer needs.  Grade one introduces rudiments, technical exercises, the opportunity to master three songs and two tests (sight reading, improvisation, groove recall…), From West London Drum Tutor, Drum classes for kids and adults in Harrow, London
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

David Garibaldi’s Future Sounds is one book written by a drummer in possession of the heights of drumming genius.  Not only does the book show a variety of contemporary grooves based around the different paradiddles, but it attempts the student to discover the seeds of innovation and David Garibaldi is a master innovator.  The book comes with a CD, excellent notes and drum kit transcriptions of many fusion, funk grooves.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4n3z

Friday, May 3, 2013

Drum lessons involve an understanding of a variety of musical concepts and styles. Trinity Guildhall book 4 (grades 7-8), shows how to apply upper level rudiments, performance of advanced drum songs, and higher level drum kit solo composition.  Students also learn reading and music theory. From West London DrumTutor.  Drum classes in Harrow, London.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4kx4

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Contemporary Drum Set Solos by Murray Houllif is another book that stands alone as an important work in the development of the craft and art of drumming.  This book has been used by drummers from the past and today.  The book was compiled in 1980 and has many fills, solos and qualities that many drummers today aspire to master.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum kit grades in Harrow, London   http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4kqw

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

With the development of drumming over the past 95 years one book, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer (Ted Baker),  has stood out and is brilliant for the developing drummer and contains short and long, 20 bar exercises to develop feel, timing and solid reading. The exercises develop incrementally with crotchet, quavers, swing and other interesting and tasteful combinations.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum teacher in Harrow, London. http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4kmj

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How to become a solid intermediate drummer?  Trinity Guildhall Book 3 – grades 3 and 4, will get you there.  There are two rudiment studies, one performance piece played with a track, and a solo composition played to a metronome or a solid feel at a set tempo.  My students learn other songs and styles to supplement and did I say it… To actually enjoy and develop as a creative and technically sound drummer and musician.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum Classes in Harrow, London.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4kk2

Monday, April 29, 2013

Trinity Guildhall grade exam book 2 (grades 3 and 4) has the technical, rudimental, performative knowledge and application to turn a beginner into a solid intermediate drummer.  An excellent drummer with a great teacher will teach a more balanced, and personal method of approaching drum kit education.  This involves listening to and learning a wide range of styles and music from the 1930s onwards…  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum teacher in Harrow, London.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4kh1

Friday, April 26, 2013

Drum lessons involve an understanding of a variety of musical concepts and styles. Trinity Guildhall grade 1 and 2, book one teaches a novice drummer the skills to read music, play songs, understand theory and rudiment application.  With this book and a good teacher you are on a steady path to being able to drum with confidence.  From West London Drum Tutor.  Drum classes in Harrow, London. http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4k32

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The drum text Modern Reading Text in 4, Louis Bellson, is an important text that shows how to read tied notes, syncopation in 4th, 8th and 16th, 32nd and triplet notes.  These ideas are then directly transferable onto the drum kit with an endless range of possibilities and applications.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4jva  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stick Control for the Snare Drummer, george Lawrence Stone (), is a pivotal book containing basic to highly advanced patterns with different LR sticking and accents.  This book is a time tested classic and contains rare and valuable information From west London drum tutor, drum classes in harrow, London. http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4jdl

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No drum library would be anything without Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Rhythms for the Drum Set (The Drummers’ Collective).  This important drum text has information about Afro-Cuban rhythms with sections introduced by an expert and experienced drummer in their particular field.  http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4j81 From West London Drum Tutor, Drum tutor in Harrow, London, UK

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jim Chapman is an amazing drummer and has done much to promote drumming as a craft and art and has shown that drumming stands alone and is not just ‘an accompaniment instrument’.  The skills and knowledge espoused in this book is of the highest order.  From West London Drum Tutor, Drum tuition in Harrow, London http://paltip.com/westlondonenglish/!4fzg

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Teaching drums to adults is a mixed bag, as they have been using their body and mind in a more routine fixed way.  Children are less coordinated and capable of doing complex motor tasks, but they have greater access to the new and undiscovered.  Though adults are, contrary to popular belief, much better learners as they have more mind body connectivity and coordination.  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Drum lessons for those whom are attempting to rebalance their mind body connection is a legitimate tool and a good one.  I have had success with my latest students and can see how drum lessons give them a new way of using their mind and body, creating new pathways and connections both in the world and within themselves.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com From West London Drum Tutor, Drum lessons in Harrow, London.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Reggae drumming has a relaxed chilled quality with the emphasis on the beat 2 and 4.  There is a sense of space and the whole approach is minimal and understated.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
From West London Drum Tutor, Drum Lessons in Harrow, London, UK

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

This fill has a flam on the last stroke, giving it a balanced tasteful effect.  The fill like most things in music where dynamics and approach are concerned, can be played in almost any contemporary style or situation. http://youtu.be/Fx18DRkFsNo  From West London Drum Tutor, drum teacher in Harrow, London.

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

The groove in this video has a bass drum between the 4th and 1st hi-hat.  It can be used in hi-hop, R&B, funk and rock music.  The difference is about dynamics and delivery.  http://youtu.be/MMatjzXjecU  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013

This video shows how to place a bass drum between the third and fouth hi-hat.  Again, it is used in R&B, funk, hip-hop, rock and is a versitile groove.  http://youtu.be/MMatjzXjecU From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London, UK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013

This is a groove that has a bass drum between hi-hats 2 and 3.  A groove like the one in this video is used prolifically in funk, R&B, rock and hip-hop.  http://youtu.be/gS8Unv2TAII  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

This video is a variation on bass drum between the first and second hi-hat.  Again, it is used in funk, hip-hop, rock and R&B.  It has a contemporary sound and used ubiquitously in music today.  http://youtu.be/RyNVOWItuk0 
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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013

This video shows how to play bass drum in between hi hats one and two.  It is used in hip-hop, funk, rock and contemporary music in general.  http://youtu.be/MdTuYaPt5Lg
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FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013

With the song One Step Closer, a song by Linkin Park has two main grooves, and three basic fills.  It is structurally straight forward with an impressive sound once you play the grooves and fills with exactness and precision.  The song was transcribed in late 1999 for my student David… www.westlondon-drumtutor.com  From West London Drum Tutor, drum lessons in Harrow, London, UK

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

Teaching drums always involves a high degree of interest level from the student and it is fact of being riveted that allows me to teach effectively.  I also have a high level of joy and interest that makes my drum teaching of high quality too.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

My student has advanced past grade one and is doing grade two Trinity Guildhall drum kit.  It is a logical step up from where he was and we are supplementing the lessons with my notes that I have written over the past 16 years of drum teaching.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

My drum lessons have been running for nearly 16 years and in that time I have always felt very happy to see a drummer form from nothing to something and then some more.  Drum fill videos can be found on my site www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

With my Skype drum lessons, I have made videos to supplement and provide a continuation of the Video lessons.  In some ways Skype lessons are superior to regular drum lessons owing to the amount of videos and other materials available between the teacher and the student. www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013

Grade 5 rudiments and grade 2 rudiments are the order this week with two of my students learning flam and drag, amongst others.  I will post some videos soon.  The Trinity Guildhall rudiments and rudiment solo is a great exercise that I use in conjunction with my general teaching practice.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013

Drum lessons bring the student to a vast variety of drum styles but the essential thing is to start playing without preference or prejudice regarding style.  The rudiments, technique and mechanics of doing drums is universal to all styles.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

I have another video with quaver bass; that is a bass drum with the first hi-hat, then a bass drum in between the first and second.  Followed by a hat and a snare and a hat on fourth, and then repeat.  http://youtu.be/MdTuYaPt5Lg

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013

The first 3 grades as a drum kit student are mainly to establish technique, reading and knowledge of genres and their place in music history.  The next three are more about establishing a more deep level of proficiency whilst the last two really establish the student as one that is ready for a career in the music business as a session drummer, a teacher, or a performer in a function band or an original band.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com  From west london drum tutor, drum kit tuition in Harrow, Greater London, UK

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013

Drum fills are part of the expressive repertoire a drummer calls on to add colour and energy to their expression.  Have a look at this snare tom tom drum fill.  http://youtu.be/EgAwkhNyNow
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Drum lessons involve precise coordination, musicality and a good measure of feel.  I frequently come across people who say without proper thought or analysis that drumming is a subordinate instrument that is nothing more and cannot stand alone as a legitimate instrument…  This line of thought is severely flawed and with an introductory drum lesson, a student gains much more than ‘hitting’ things to relieve frustration, they gain an ability to feel music, to read, to coordinate and to become a real musician. www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2013

What would make the perfect drummer?  I think a drummer can never fully play every style and that different drummers are right for different situations.  Ringo Star added something irreplaceable in the Beatles, and Keith Moon brought The Who to a whole new level of musical fruition.
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013

Five and Seven stroke rolls as outlines in the AMEB Drum Kit Syllabus, is a fantastic way to get these rudiments into a more musical and fluent tone.  With proficiency in getting the double rudiments going, you can expect to make some interesting sounds and fills, grooves…  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013

Recently I was asked if a child as young a four could learn to play drums; I said yes and that I already have a four year old, a six year old and a little guy aged seven.  Everyone learns differently and as a private tutor, I enjoy engeneering a way to understand how my students understand and to teach them in the best way.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013

Drum lessons through skype is an angle to drum teaching.  I have found that buy supplementing the lesson with email, online help along with access to my drum tuition videos, my students have been able to progress extremely well.  http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=392
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013

Drum lessons are back on track after the new year and Christmas.  I can feel the days getting longer and my new series of drum lesson videos will be here soon.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013

Triplets and sixlets are best applied in any musical setting where as either ghosts notes or dynamic crescendo type fills, they make a musical moment quite textured and intricate.  A drummer needs to always feel, and practice which hand the triplet ends with, as playing threes with two hands can be a problem for some students.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013

Grade 5 Rockschool is a comfortable step up from grade 4 drum kit.  One of my students will be sitting the exam in June, so with a bit of work, fun and drumming is fun, we will be ready for grade 6 in the beginning of summer.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

I am back in town and ready to teach again.  So if you are looking to improve your drum playing technique, or if you are taking Trinity Grades 1- 8, or just to learn how to play drums for your own reasons, then get in contact.  Have a look at my drum lesson videos. http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=523
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012

With the new Rockschool syllabus, I have looked at the new structure and can say that it is a real improvement.  It is fresher, with more interesting content and variety.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012

Drum lessons in harrow, UK are an effective way to relax.  Relaxation is the cornerstone of being healthy.  Creativity is a avenue to the stillness of being. visit. www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012

Drum lessons in harrow UK, is taking on students.  http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=523  Have a look at my drum lesson videos!  Link From west London drum tutor, drum lessons in harrow, greater London , UK

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

The internet has changed English tuition so that a student can find a teacher online.  I offer Skype and webcam English and Media lessons.  Visit www.westlondon-englishtutor.com.  From west London English tutor, English and media tuition in harrow, greater London, UK

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012

English comprehension can be done with greater speed and precision when you read a question and seek out the relevant information or answers in the text.  Visit www.westlondon-englishtutor.com.  From west London English tutor, English and media homeschooling and lessons  in harrow, greater London, UK

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012

Teaching drums has been part of what I wanted to do, amongst other things, since I was 17.  Along the way I have met people who have gone away with a real skill, enlargement of potential and talent or just after a long day, to do something musical and to allow a creative process to wash away the days agitations.  Teaching drums is something I do love.  Check www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012

All drummers must agree that to use less energy, and to look after your joints and limbs is a high priority.  Visit my website for tips on how to drum with physical economy and also to learn much more.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2012

This drum fill can be played using double stroke and adding dynamics.  http://youtu.be/SMvlnOeVxjs  Simple but effective drum kit application turns something insipid into a glorious thing.
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012 

This video shows how my student does buzz or multiple bounce drum roll.  He is doing very well and remember to do an effective buzz role, you need to hold your stick properly.  See my video on how to hold a stick called Stick Holding Technique.  http://youtu.be/W1-JlhZTlNQ
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012

How to hold the stick is of such importance as a drummer, that all hinges on it; movement, sound quality, effects and general leap from ‘noise’, to musical percussive sounds.  Watch this video for more information.  http://youtu.be/YdQ44QRj5Wg
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Here is a video that outlines more on double stroke roll; a core drum rudiment and one that chisels and defines correct stick holding technique. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtfKaGGitu0
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012

A new video on how to construct the right hand stick grip to perform buzz roll.  Have a look and share…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0qt4Ae6uvM
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012

With drum fill *5, we place the snare then alternate with tom 1.  It is a useful fill; short but dynamic.  The video features one of my students.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rL81Jf6tVg
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012

How does a drummer move so quickly and elegantly.  Have a look at what two masters of drum technique have to say.  http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=273
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012

With drum teaching, I have always aimed to be an active practitioner.  These are videos of my band doing our stuff at Oxjam Islington, Germany and London.  http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=140
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012

Drum lessons have been a part of my life since 1997.  Since that time I have learnt much through witnessing the progression of my students.  Reminds me of something I read, ‘if you want to learn something, teach it’.  Teaching drums has made me a much better drummer.  Here is the weekend and I am still taking students in Harrow, UK.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012

The power of gravity and rebounding nature of the stick when struck over the drum is what I teach my students.  When a drummer uses excessive force to move the stick, this produces unnecessary strain and stress on the body, sticks and drums.  Drumming for me concerns directing the sticks with as little force as possible.  These are some drum lesson videos.  http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/?page_id=523
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012

The ride cymbal has a wide range of expression.  These are the different sounds a drummer can make; struck on the tip of stick on the outer cymbal, tip of stick on middle, tip of stick on the bell, edge of stick on outer cymbal, on middle, and on bell.  On top of this there are different angles and trajectories that alter the sound.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012

The way to bring about an excellent result regarding timing is to hang behind the beat.  First you need to feel the pulse, then think of the pulse as being just in front.  Then you need to listen without stopping.  Listening and being musically conscious is also key to playing drums with dynamism, musicality and panache. visit www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012

Buzz or multiple bounce roll is a true measure of the exact and most proficient way to hold a drum stick.  For the stick to move rapidly, unimpeded, the drummer must not strangle the stick.  Check out www.westlondon-drumtutor.com for more articles and drum lessons.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

In the coming weeks I will be making some videos on my iPhone for my students.  It has been a 4 year plus ongoing promise to myself to expand my website in this way and now, I will actually do it.  So, the next series of videos will focus on stick holding technique, rudiments and basic fills.  Thanks for reading my blogs this week.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Bass drum technique along with stick holding technique are the first and vital aspects of drumming and making real and excellent drum sounds.  I teach that having the toe on the bass pedal and not ‘stomping’ on the pedal is what one must do.  So controlling the bass drum is like standing on your toes and moving the pedal without loosing contact; much like the way a boxer moves, or a tennis player – light on the feet.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

As a drum teacher I feel that the four core rudiments are single stroke, double stroke, paradiddle, and buzz role.  I teach how to hold the sticks then apply the rudiments; but it is buzz role that consolidates the actual correct stick holding technique.  This is because it is impossible to do a buzz role until one holds the sticks correct.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012:  Moeller Technique allows a drummer to use the drum stick with finesse, dynamics, subtlety, and all in all makes the sound ones makes ‘better’.  Stick holding technique in general is vital and key to how a drummer makes great sounds without stressing the muscles or tendons.  Drumming must be as effortless as a bird flying.  www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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Monday November 12, 2012:  The technical exercises in Trinity Rockschool syllabus are really helpful, but I particularly like the rudiment studies on each grade.  There is much to be gained from a fluid application of the snare drum rudiments in a musical way.  Visit www.westlondon-drumtutor.com

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 :  Moving through the Trinity Rockschool grades with one of my students has been a special experience owing to the genuine enthusiasm she has for learning the drums based on a high work ethic and integrity of purpose.  She practiced 4 hours on Tuesday!  Check www.westlondon-drumtutor.com for news and drum lesson news in Harrow.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012: Hers is a basic drum fill using a ‘spacious’ five stroke approach, where the first beat is a flam and the rest are played R, L, RL.  This can then be used on the toms for variety and dynamics.  Visit http://youtu.be/uyIus5y4few

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012: Last night I taught half of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit to my student in Harrow on the Hill.  He actually got the syncopated raw punk funk groove with results I was pleased with.  The other songs on Nirvana’s Nevermind are also great examples of drumming in a high octane funk punk way.  Visit http://westlondon-drumtutor.com/ for drum lessons on Skype or in Harrow.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012: This is something I teach my drum students at about the 4th lesson.  It involves a basic beat and a six stoke drum fill.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gVAWy68dT1s

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012: This video shows my students how to approach a 7 stroke drum fill.  This can be used on the snare or around the toms.  Have a look here and thanks for tuning in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nyYdd-g8WU

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012

Drum videos are everywhere these days and I have decided to jump onto the wagon!  Here is one video outlining a simple fill.  Thanks for watching!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
Drumming is about time keeping, feel, dynamics, stick control, bass pedal control and knowledge of how to move around the kit elegantly, and or with power.  Drummers have a wide range of styles they apply and understand.  As a drummer I aspire to be able to express something special and unique; something from my creative mind and something I can call my own.  Drum teaching is about providing the materials and instructions to become a drummer, but I try to make my students into creative thinking drummers.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

Drumming in a band feels like a way to express, communicate ideas and to collaborate with other people to form something that is greater than the sum of its parts.  Some people say that drumming is a great way to release your anger, to throw a tantrum…  I know that a drummer can not ever drum effectively or create if in a chaotic rage, and that drumming requires a special control that flying into a rage can not give.  Drumming is more like meditating I think.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012

Skype Drum Lessons
Just completed my lesson on Skype from London to Sydney.  It was a great lesson with my student getting used to the nature of the technology, and the structure of the lesson.  I have been doing Skype drum lessons for only a month and it has spawned a new lesson structure that includes sending notes, videos and emails in between lessons.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012

After some attempts at trying to restructure my website www.westlondon-drumtutor.com I have arrived closer to where I want to be with it.  Have a look and it is still in its construction phase.  But people are finding me and I am getting students as a result!
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

As a drummer, the two drum stick grips have their definite contexts and place.  French grip, where the thumb is on top gives more subtlety to the playing and sounds a drummer produces, where German grip, stick held with palms placed downward, gives more power, and is generally a more dynamic impressive stick holding technique.  The U.S method aims to take the best from both worlds and is literally held with the hand at a 45 degree angle.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012

Bass drum technique, as with all aspects of drumming is vitally important.  Without proper bass drum control, the sound, feel, and expressive potential is greatly lessened.  The important elements of bass drum control are to
1. Keep the toes on the bass pedal around 5 C.M from the bridge of the bass pedal.
2. Move the bass drum beater elegantly with the toes remaining in contact
3. Do not stomp on the bass pedal and again keep the toes on the bass pedal
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This will enhance your bass drum control.From West London Drum Tutor, Drum Tuition in Harrow, Greater London, UK

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012

Playing the single paradiddle over the hi-hat, snare and bass is a great way to turn a rudiment into a groove.  Simply place the right hand on the hi-hat, the left on the snare and place a bass drum on the first of every eight beats.  You can place the right on the ride cymbal and do fills all around the kit…  There are many possibilities.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012

Roger Taylor, the drummer from Queen said that he never did hours of practice, he just played in the band and invented his feel, groove and fills in the studio and on tour.  Oh, so it is not everyone that plays at the level of Super Band, but there is a point here; you get amazingly excellent results from touring or playing gigs that you can not get practicing alone.  But still, I do practice alone, and with my band.  www.king-with-no-throne.com

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