…take 10 minutes this month and improve your drumming!
While we know there are no short-cuts to being a great musician, we also know only too well how time-strapped everyone is, with jobs, social lives and more competing for our time. But, whether it’s hours of woodshedding or just 10 minutes of focussed practising, putting the time in every day absolutely works when it comes to improving your playing. So with this in mind, the brilliant Pete Riley has put together 21 exercises – 7 for three levels of abililty – designed to give your playing a quick shot in the arm; take just 10 minutes with thesexeercises and you will surely reap the benefits. The videos are available on Rhythm’s YouTube channel; there’s no room on our disc for them, packed as that is with all your usual brilliant tuition from the rest of our Lessons team – Pat Garvey, Jason Bowld, Erik Stams, Colin Woolway, Kyle Cullen and this month’s ACM guest tutor Danny Mullowney. Plus Pete presents his Technical Difficulties column as always, and breaks down Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’ and Steely Dan’s ‘Peg’!
We aim to keep our drum tuition offering the strongest you’ll find anywhere on the planet, and we really do hope you enjoy the lessons and that we can help you become better drummers! We also have interviews this month from beat pioneers from many different disciplines of drumming, including Japanese metal drumming star Yoshiki of X Japan andUK jazz ace Mark Mondesir. UK alt-rock star Jamie Lenman talks inventive beats and double drumming with his drummer of choice Dan Kavanagh, and we have loads of new drumming talent to check out too in ourIntroducing and Hit Crowd features. We also take a look at brand new drum gear by Spaun, Roland, SJC, HHG and Zildjian, plus more great new gear unveiled at January’s NAM. Enjoy!