Category Archives: Drumming

A Few Slots For Drum Tuition In North-West London

I have a few slots available for drum tuition in North West London. I’m based in Colindale on the Edgware Road. Contact me if you’re looking for a passionate, dedicated and student-driven drum teacher. I teach students at all ability levels. For beginners, we work on building a solid foundation starting with rock music vocabulary, […]

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Tony Allen tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Tony Allen tribute to Art Blakey Jazz Messengers

This is brilliant. Tony Allen is releasing an album of Jazz Messenger tunes played in his own inimitable style. It’s fantastic. Listen on Spotify – Tony Allen tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and watch this live show. Just bought a ticket to see the progenitor of Afrobeat drumming at the Jazz Cafe […]

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How To Play The Train Beat

Here’s my latest video. It’s an introduction to playing the train beat. Making videos is quite challenging and I intend to keep them coming as much as a way to learn the skill as to offer my take on whatever areas of drumming I think I can do justice to. Hope you enjoy this. Check […]

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Learning Charley Wilcoxon’s Rudimental Swing Solos – Rolling In Rhythm

Charley Wilcoxon - Rudimental Swing Solos Cover

I haven’t done much by the way of learning drum solos such as those written by Charley Wilcoxon. I started learning Rolling In Rhythm and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. I intend on working my way through the book slowly but surely. I’m not exactly sure what the end result is […]

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That Mark Guiliana Is Quite Good And Why Do I Still Want Another Ride?

Mark Guiliana Actually, Mark Guiliana is bloody incredible. I hadn’t paid all that much attention to him until this random solo happened to catch my eye in the YouTube recommendations. I first stumbled upon Guiliana while letching at the Sabian HHX Groove Ride in this video: Then I searched for more. This solo came up, […]

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The Groove For I Want You Back By The Jackson Five

Just a quick demonstration of the groove for the very funky I Want You Back by the Jackson Five. I think the rhythm is provided by Benny Benjamin and James Jamerson here but not really sure, internet doesn’t provide the info.

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The Drum Bits For James Brown’s I Got You

Here’s a quick guide to the main drum grooves for James Brown’s I Got You which should be in any drummer’s repertoire, if you ask me. Melvin Parker played drums on this classic soul number. Download the sheet music PDF here – Essential Components of I Got You by James Brown And here’s a video […]

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The Groove Bits For James Brown’s Cold Sweat

Here’s the main groove bits for James Brown’s Cold Sweat played originally by Clyde Stubblefield. Download the sheet music PDF here: James Brown – Cold Sweat Bits.

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Short Clip of Ralph Salmins With The Anthony Kerr Trio

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to watch Ralph Salmins playing a jazz set with The Anthony Kerr Trio at the Royal College Of Music’s Percussion Festival which takes place annually at the end of June. Any drummer or percussionist would be insane to miss this amazing event which included clinics by Ralph […]

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The Autistix: The Rock Band Proving That Autism’s Got Talent

Watch this short documentary about The Autistix, the UK’s premier autistic rock band. It’s great.

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