Wel­come!

…take 10 min­utes this month and im­prove your drum­ming!

Rhythm - - CONTENTS - Chris Burke, Edi­tor Chris.Burke@fu­turenet.com

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!

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