Exploring ‘Whiplash’: The 6 Books Every Aspiring Jazz Drummer Should Know

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Ted Reed – Progressive Steps to Syncopation The classic of drum instructional books as applied to jazz styles. ‘Syncopation’ (as it is known in drum circles) will explore your understanding of beat placement and rudiment application across the drum set. The various exercises and examples in Syncopation allow you to open them up and apply Read More

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Escaping The Musical Rut: Pt II

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Our guide to getting over your learning hump continues here – in part 2 we discuss how to listen to yourself play (and thus avoid putting your friends through audible turmoil) and how to practice more intelligently to aid progress. Enjoy! The Benefits Of Recording Yourself Besides listening to real musicians (not that you aren’t Read More

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Beat Blue Monday: 10 Songs To Make You Want To Sing Your Heart Out

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Allegedly today is the most depressing thing you will ever experience in your entire life. More depressing than Rustlers. More depressing than Surrey Quays. More depressing than Elbow. More depressing than watching back-to-back episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S on a Saturday evening for 5 hours before taking yourself off to bed, alone. But, in times like this Read More

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