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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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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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