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

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

Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

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