Motown

Motown

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This week a few students have been looking at Motown. For drummers Motown is recognisable by it’s distinct ‘four snare drum’ groove. Check out tracks such as I Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops and Aint Too Proud To Beg by The Temptations to hear this groove in action. For more info on Motown check out the official website …

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End of Term Friend jam

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As a bit of fun (yes I know, fun in the classroom whatever next)?! Students have been taking part in some healthy competition against their peers using Roland’s drumming software ‘Friend Jam’. Friend Jam monitors a student’s performance whilst they play along to a backing track and gives them a score out of 600. Students are marked on five criteria; …

Stix Trix: Developing the Bonham

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Hi guys and welcome to another Stix Trix video. In this video we are looking at how to expand upon the classic Bonham triplet lick.. For more videos and lessons please subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DSSVideoLessons?sub_confirmation=1 You can also find the Drum Syllabus Series at: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ppstix http://drumsyllabus.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/DrumSyllabus https://www.facebook.com/drumsyllabusseries Also a big thank you to …

New Stix Trix Videos

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Hi guys here is the first in a new series of lessons ’Stix Trix’. Each video in the series will be quick look at a specific drum technique, idea and / ‘trick’. In this video we are looking at how diddles can be added to a groove. For more videos and lessons please subscribe to the Drum Syllabus Series you …

12th November Drum Kit Setup

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Hi guys Just a quick video post of last nights kit setup. Had a great gig with the Function band the D.C.s at Sunbury Cricket Club. Happy Birthday once again to Sheila hope you had a great night!

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Accessing Lesson Resources

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A few students have been asking how to access their lesson materials and all the other great stuff available on the Drum Syllabus app. So just for you here is a quick video showing you how to access all that lovely stuff…enjoy! Watch the video here.

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The Force is Strong With DSS!

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Star Wars has been thrilling audiences of all ages for nearly 40 years, and every great film needs a great soundtrack. John Williams does not disappoint with his now (in my opinion at least) legendary score. To celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars film The Force Awakens, here is a quick lesson based on two of the tracks …

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New Video Available

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Hi guys A few students have been asking about the accented paradiddles found in the Rockschool technical exercises. As such I have put together a very brief video outlining some of the key pints and techniques regarding paradiddles. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/_yFvDMWoGvw Why not subscribe to the Drum Syllabus youtube channel whilst you’re at it?! As always if …

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New Lesson Resources

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Hello Drummers! Just a quick post to let you all know that you can now access the slowed down versions of songs studied in lessons direct from the lesson materials page at www.ppstix.co.uk and the DSS app. Can’t find the song(s) you’re looking for? Just drop me an email and let me know!  

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New Song Breakdown

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Hi Guys! First off my apologies that there has been such a long gap between posts. Let’s kick off 2016 with a breakdown of a great song Live and Let Die (Guns and Roses version). As always with these song breakdowns just the bare essentials are covered. This is enough to get you playing with the track but you’ll need …