Exploring Odd Groupings Part 5

Hello and welcome to the fifth instalment of the odd groupings series.  In this lesson we will be looking at a slightly less obvious grouping of either 5 and 4 or 3 depending on how you feel or count it.  When it comes to applying these patterns I have used a jazz approach but please do experiment and have some fun! Read more

EXPLORING ODD GROUPINGS PART 4

Hello.  I feel a bit cheeky calling this part 4 of the series because it is clearly the second half of part 3.  This lesson is an extension of what we looked at last time so if you missed that one, go and check it out.  Read more

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

Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

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