Hey ho, I am off to Barnet tomorrow to participate in the Ultimate Drum Experience, an intensive course put on by Mike Dolbear. There will be lessons with Billy Ward, Ash Soan and Thomas Lang as well as guest sessions with Ralph Salmins, Jeff Davenport and Phil Gould. There are events open to the public too, Monday is drum jam night, Tuesday is a clinic with Thomas Lang and Thursday is a clinic with Billy Ward and Ash Soan.
I’m looking forward to learning a bunch of stuff to torture my students with and basking in the glow of my betters. There will be, no doubt, some ideas I can share here too.
Here’s a favourite clip from Billy Ward’s Big Time DVD ?explaining how we should set up our drums. Essential viewing.