Dynamic Hypercardioid, floor tom & small kick mic
The dynamic D4 microphone from Audix uses an entirely new capsule specially designed to capture high SPL instruments with extended frequencies below 100Hz. Sub-impulse technology captures lows bett ...
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Another new Training Track in our webshop!
14 May 2016
Colin has composed another Training Track - this one to accompany shuffle fills in subdivision 6222.
We have launched a new training track in our webshop - a shuffle loop for practising the triplet fills on page 27 of Drumsense Vol 1, with opportunities for playing the same fill in a different way at the end of each four bar phrase.
My earliest memory of music and wanting to play the drums was around the age of six or seven years old, when I was taken to see The Beatles films A Hard Day's Night and Help! at the cinema and also The Monkees TV show, was a big influence. My mum's knitting needles saw far more action from me rat-tat-tatting on the arm of the couch, than they ever did from her making a sweater.
My very first drum was an orange/red Ringo Starr signature toy snare drum, now very rare and collectable. I taught myself the basic beats and rhythms of the latest 45 rpm singles I bought with my pocket money, by slowing down the speed to 33 1/3, (the speed you played an album for those who have forgotten such technicality) until I'd got the just of what I thought the drummers was doing.
All Right Now, Blockbuster, Ballroom Blitz and Dance with the Devil, were just some of the songs I picked up in this way as a teenager. By the age of 15 I'd joined a band at School; I did my first gig in Dec 1975 and have been more or less constant ever since. Bands, session work, theatre shows and even busking for fun. In 1988 I was lucky enough to find myself gigging at the world famous Marquee Club London. I have also worked as Support with Hugh Cornwall, Big Country, Gil Scott Heron, Wishbone Ash, The Yardbirds, and Ruth Jones & Rob Brydon.
I got into teaching by accident really, simply from someone at a gig asking how I did this fill of that roll a curtain way and that slowly grew into taking on pupils as absolute beginners who'd had a drum kit for a Christmas or Birthday.
I think of the basic grooves of a Straight 4/4, a Shuffle 4/4 and a 12/8 for blues and ballads as the 3 Primary Colours of drumming. The basis of a million pop/rock hit songs. Once a beginner has got his/her head around these, the rudiments that go with each groove then don't seem so boring and painstaking to learn. Making it fun to do is the secret to success.
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