Here’s a selection of 8th note drum grooves with a funky flavour. When you get them down you can try playing them with a ‘swingy’ feel. Play them slow and make sure the placement of the notes is spot on, I advise starting at around 60 bpm with a metronome. Also try playing them as […]
Below is some great advise from one of the greatest drummers of all time,Buddy Rich. While it can be frustrating and painful at times it’s well worth the effort in my view and you’ll soon notice the benefits when you hop back on the kit. This column was written back in 1942 but still holds […]buddy rich advise, drum practise techniques, pillow drumming
Live at LA Bar Avalon. The Bops like this cool little Avalon hang out. Joined by Vicky Turner on vocals we play a mixture of original songs and covers by artists such as Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and Etta James. A sophisticated sound but still good to dance to.LA bar Avalon live music, the bopulaters
Sometimes within a song the “time feel” can change. This means that the tempo stays the same but the placement of the snare gives the listener the impression that the music has more space or slowed or that the music has more urgency or speeded up. You should be able to easily switch between these […]drum lesson charts, drumming time feels
Step back in time and watch old surf movies and listen to the cool funky sounds of the Bopulaters joined by special guest soul diva Vicky Turner on vocals.
The sound on and off stage at this venue is awesome and for this reason it’s one of our favourite gigs. We play an acoustic set and then pump it up full volume later.
Learning to play the drums at a young age is a good idea. If you’re child is showing signs of having rhythm,bashing on pots and pans,tapping along to music etc it’s a good sign that they could go on to develop into a great drummer. Almost all of the worlds greatest drummers started at a […]kids drum lessons sydney, learn to play drums
If you’re interested in getting drum lessons at your place please get in touch. I do these lessons on a Saturday afternoon and travel between Avalon and West Pymble so if you’re on or near that route we should be able to work something out. Home visits cost $45.00 per 45 minute session including all […]mobile drum lessons, sydney home visit drum lessons