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Drumsense Training Tracks: Snare Drum Independence 3 by Colin Woolway

A playalong tune specifically composed to be used for practising Drumsense Snare Drum Independence exercise 3. The song is relatively short, but composed so that it can be played as a loop. The tune is recorded at 4 different tempi to match varyin ...


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New Product In Webshop! 28 Aug 2015
We've added a new product to our webshop - The Wrecking Crew - a 2 DVD documentary about the legendary West Coast backing band who were behind many of the hits of the 1960's and 1970's.

Click here for details.

Rick Latham in London! 29 Jun 2015
Drumsense is delighted to welcome the legendary Rick Latham to London for 2 days of one-to-one lessons, July 6th and 7th 2015.

Contact Colin Woolway for details: colin@drumsense.com.

Colin Woolway / Vince Dunn Masterclass 29 Jun 2015
Colin Woolway (Drumsense founder) and Vince Dunn (Courtney Pine, Django Bates, Pharrell Williams) are appearing for a drum masterclass in Swindon.

The event is on Monday 29th June 2015, 7:15pm to 9:15pm at Holmes Music, 21-23 Faringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5AR.

Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door - visit Holmes music or contact Rob Cooper on 07970 012241.

London Drum Clinic 24 Apr 2015
Drumsense founder Colin Woolway is leading a drum clinic with seriously awesome drummers Darby Todd (Robert Plant, Huey Lewis, The Darkness) and Gabor Dornyei (Thunder Duo, Thriller Live). The event is on Thurs 7th May 7:30pm at the Hideaway Club, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2BF.

Tickets are £10 - visit hideawaylive.co.uk or call 020 8835 7070 to book your place.

New Drumsense book! 24 Oct 2014
Long-time Drumsense tutor Greg Pepper has written and published a brand new book in the Drumsense series, aimed at teaching very young students, and also those with learning difficulties.

You can order the book from drumsense.com - click here for more details.

Scottish Drum Fair Competition 13 Sep 2014
Fancy your chances in this competition? Enter here and get your video camera rolling!

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Colin Woolway teaches drums in West Croydon, at the BRIT school, and at Drumbeat in Newport, Wales. Click here for more details.

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This week's featured tutor ... 

Terry Thomas (UK)

Terry Thomas

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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