‘Bitter Suite’ funky big band play-along

Hey folks, this is my version of the tune ‘Bitter Suite’. A fantastically written and recorded big band funk track. It’s great fun to play with a few challenging sections. I’m currently editing a tutorial to go along with this video but in the mean time If you have any questions feel free to drop…

‘Bitter Suite’ Big Band Tutorial

In this video I walk you step by step through the Chart and Track for ‘Bitter Suite’ featuring demonstrations of the tunes different sections. In this lesson I cover, groove, phrasing, voicing, dynamics and interpretation of charts. I recorded this video during the Covid-19 lockdown at my studio in Birmingham, England to benefit the fantastic…

Traditional Tuesday 18 – The 5 Core Rudiments #5

TT18 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! In a bid to improve my traditional grip playing, I’m revisiting the PAS 40 drum rudiments to identify some weak spots in my technique. Here’s rudiment No.4: The multiple bounce roll (Buzz Roll), one of 5 essential rudiment that I use to diagnose areas of improvement. The 5 rudiments…

Traditional Tuesday 17 – The 5 Core Rudiments #4 – The Flam

TT17 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! In a bid to improve my traditional grip playing, I’m revisiting the PAS 40 drum rudiments to identify some weak spots in my technique. Here’s rudiment No.20: The flam, one of 5 essential rudiment that I use to diagnose areas of improvement. The 5 rudiments are: Single Strokes Double…

Traditional Tuesday 16 – The 5 Core Rudiments #3 – Triple Stroke Roll

TT16 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! In a bid to improve my traditional grip playing, I’m revisiting the PAS 40 drum rudiments to identify some weak spots in my technique. Here’s rudiment No.5: The triple stroke roll which one of 5 essential rudiment that you can use to diagnose areas of improvement. These are: Single…

Traditional Tuesday 15 – The 5 Core Rudiments #2 – Double Stroke Roll

TT15 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! In a bid to improve my traditional grip playing, I’m revisiting the PAS 40 drum rudiments to identify some weak spots in my technique. Here’s rudiment No.6: The double stroke open roll, one of 5 essential rudiment that I use to diagnose areas of improvement. These are: Single Strokes…

Traditional Tuesday 14 – The 5 Core Rudiments #1 – Single Stroke Roll

TT14 Welcome to today’s Traditional Tuesday! (I know it’s not Tuesday, but for some reason my post from yesterday disappeared so I’m reposting today). In a bid to improve my traditional grip playing, I’m revisiting the PAS 40 drum rudiments to identify some weak spots in my technique. Here’s rudiment No.1: The single stroke roll…

Traditional Tuesday 13

TT13 Today’s Traditional Tuesday features the musical line from the Westside Story classic ‘America’ played as Flam accents and flam taps. Enjoy! If you’re interested in private lessons in either London or Birmingham please click here. Q: What is Traditional Tuesday? A: ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a collection of improvisations and exercises documenting my practice of…

Traditional Tuesday 12

TT12 Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ features lots of flams. They’re great chops builders especially those that use hand-to-hand combinations. Enjoy! If you’re interested in private lessons in either London or Birmingham please click here. Q: What is Traditional Tuesday? A: ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a collection of improvisations and exercises documenting my practice of traditional grip. From…