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My Drumming Roots

In this article, we explore how to find your drumming roots. I decided to get introspective and go about finding my drumming roots are to trace my lineage; my drumming family tree, if you will. Now, of course, I know who my favourite drummers are! But I wanted to look...

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Album Review: “Hikari” by Oceans Ate Alaska

Here's my album review of "Hikari" by Oceans Ate Alaska, a Birmingham-based Metalcore band. I wanted to share my thoughts about this record because I found it really interesting, both from a musical and drummer’s perspective. Having learnt about it listening to the...

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11 Ways To Improve Your Creative Drumming Part 4

11 ways to improve your creative drumming! In this last article in the series, we’ll be looking elements / considerations which, whilst obvious, can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to the creative process. Let’s dive right into melody, the bass, and the concept...

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11 Ways To Improve Your Creative Drumming Part 3

11 ways to improve your creative drumming! One of the inspirations behind these articles has been to think of as many possible ways help overcome creative stagnancy; to draw blood from a creative stone. So, in this instalment we’ll look at rudiments,...

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Beginner’s Drum Lesson: Developing a sense of groove

In this Beginner's Drum Lesson we’ll explore how to make your drum beats sound more musical and groove better. Has the following ever happened to you? You’re trying to learn a new beat, but something doesn’t sound quite right, like your bass drums or snare...

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How To Pick A Great Drum Teacher

An ancient Chinese proverb says “to know the road ahead, ask those coming back”. In your journey to becoming a better drummer, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to learn from the best drummers around; those who are most experienced. So, how to pick a great teacher is...

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