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

Paul Elliott – The Alexander Technique for Drummers – Part 1

The Alexander Technique

Devised by Frederick Matthias Alexander, an Australian actor who suffered from voice and breathing problems, the Alexander Technique operates on the principle of re-educating the body to achieve postural harmony and well-being. Essentially a self-help programme, the Alexander Technique teaches us how to become more aware of bad postural habits – often the cause of restrictive physical tension – and helps us to use our body in a more balanced, efficient and co-ordinated way. Read more

Visit us at the NAMM Show 2016!

Hello, everyone! As you may know,  the 2016 NAMM Show is fastly approaching. For those of you who don’t know, the show will take place at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California between 21-24 January 2016. If you will be there, come and say hello to us in Hall D at Booth no. 2870.

Istanbul Mehmet at NAMM Show 2016

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A big hello!

Hello…Is this on?…

Welcome to my first ever blog. I have written several articles for the official magazine for the band I play around the World with & I post all the time on Facebook and Twitter, but this is a new adventure for me.

My first blog, I decided should be me introducing myself.

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Video Lessons

If you ready our previous news post, you will have seen the tribute video put together by Istanbul Mehmet artist, Paul Elliott. Well, Paul has also been busy with video lessons!
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Robby Ameen Tribute By Mehmet Artist Paul Elliott

Istanbul Mehmet cymbals artist, Paul Elliott recently got in touch to tell us about a video he had recorded as a tribute video to Robby Ameen, who is also an Istanbul Mehmet artist. It’s a great little vid at just over 4 minutes long and is definitely worth a watch! Just listen to those beautiful cymbals!


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Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals

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