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11 Ways To Improve Your Creative Drumming Part 2

11 ways to improve your creative drumming! Last month we looked at tempo and dynamics as problem-solving tools to help us create and shape our grooves and / or fills. We used these variables to help us question a piece of music in detail to figure out how to best...

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11 Ways To Improve Your Creative Drumming Part 1

Introduction Here are 11 ways to improve your creative drumming... Michelangelo supposedly once said that “every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”. The same goes for creating a piece of music or a drum part, be it...

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Drum Lesson: Get More Out Of Your Triplets Part 3

Core Skills Timing: You should aim to explore the accuracy of your strokes, ensuring that the rhythms are clear and performed cleanly. Motion: Be aware of your movements! Moving these rhythms around the drum set might involve motions that you’re not used to, so take...

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Drum Lesson: Get More Out Of Your Triplets Part 2

Core Skills Timing: You should aim to explore the accuracy of your strokes, ensuring that the rhythms are clear and performed cleanly. Motion: Be aware of your movements! Moving these rhythms around the drum set might involve motions that you’re not used to, so take...

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Drum Lesson: Level-Up Your Grooves With Ghost Notes

Hey! So, in this ghost notes drum lesson, we’re gonna take a look at developing your snare drum phrasing using grace notes to embellish your back beats. We can really enrich the groove of our beats by using nice details on the snare, but we need to make sure that our...

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Drum Lesson: Get More Out Of Triplets Part 1

Some say 3 is a magic number. Others say that 3 is a crowd. It may well be both! However, there’s one thing that’s pretty clear: rhythmically-speaking, there’s a crazy amount of things we can get out of just 3 notes. And so, over the next 3 instalments, we’re going to...

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