EXPLORING ODD GROUPINGS PART 3

Welcome to part 3 of the series.  In this lesson we are going to look at one way to play a three note grouping.  Not only is this really going to help you strengthen your bass drum speed and independence, but it also sounds cool!  It’s a short but focused lesson that should hopefully prepare you for some of the more intricate patterns to come. Read more

FROM THE STUDIO TO THE STAGE …

Hello!  I am currently on the road with Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, touring our new album, Luxury Hobo.  Following on from my last blog when I was on tour with CASH and choosing cymbals based on a vintage sound, I thought would write a little about my experiences recording with my Istanbul Mehmet cymbals and also how I have had to adapt some of the recorded sounds for live situations. Read more

Australian Tour 2016

Australia

As I write my 2nd blog for Istanbul Mehmet, I am sat on my balcony in Hervey Bay, Australia. We have 2 hrs till we leave the hotel for sound check for this evenings show in Maryborough. Read more

Paul Elliott – The Alexander Technique For Drummers – Part 2

Last post, we discovered that changing your thinking will change your body. By thinking about how we carry out any activity, including playing the drums, we can reduce unnecessary tension held in the body – most often it’s tension we’re not even aware of. Read more

Laying down my Roots …

Hello!  I’m writing this in-between gigs while on a UK tour that is a Roots musicians dream … the gig celebrates the music of Johnny Cash and June Carter and is a great opportunity to lay down a whole selection train beats, rockabilly grooves and of course, some fine country shuffles!   Read more

Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

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