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We need to talk about VINNIE!! Vinnie Colaiuta, that is. But you already knew who I was talking about (and not just because of the title of this blog is ‘How to Play Like Vinnie Colaiuta’) because Vinnie, like Ringo and Buddy, doesn’t need a surname. OK, he’s not a household name but you probably own an
10 Essential Drum Patterns Here are 10 Essential Drum Patterns suitable for beginners. I often give these kinds of patterns to new students at the drum school. With the exception of pattern 7 (which includes a late snare on 4 +) they are all backbeats because they emphasis beats 2 and 4. The first real
Before I answer that, let’s consider WHY I’m a drum teacher. I have always been passionate about drumming and believe that an excellent musical education can enrich one’s life culturally, socially and philosophically. Music has always been central to my enjoyment of life and I hope, as a tutor, I manage to communicate that to
Drummers Only, Leeds and Glasgow. “Most professionals have kits worth thousands of pounds; however, owning an expensive kit doesn’t make you a better drummer. A great drummer can get music out of a cardboard box and a Quality Street tin”. Buying a drum kit is a bit like buying a new kitchen in that the