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Another new Training Track in our webshop! 14 May 2016
Colin has composed another Training Track - this one to accompany shuffle fills in subdivision 6222.

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New product in Webshop! 14 May 2016
We have added a new book from our very own Drumsense tutor Greg Pepper to our webshop.

Following on from the success of his first two books, Greg has now published Step 3 of his series to help teaching drums to the very young, and to those with learning difficulties.

Take a look and order your copy here.

Another new Training Track in our webshop! 07 Apr 2016
Colin has composed another Training Track - this one to accompany exercise 4 on page 13 of Drumsense Volume 2. The trumpet phrasing reflects the snare notes as written on the page.

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New training track in webshop! 31 Mar 2016
We have launched a new training track in our webshop - a shuffle loop for practising the triplet fills on page 27 of Drumsense Vol 1, with opportunities for playing the same fill in a different way at the end of each four bar phrase.

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New Training Track in webshop! 12 Feb 2016
Hot on the heels of the first two, Colin has written another new Jazz loop for the popular Training Track series which are available for only 0.99 each in our webshop.

The track is specifically written for practice of the Jazz onbeat and offbeat exercises in Drumsense Volume 2.

It comes at 4 speeds to suit a wide range of playing ability.

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New Training Tracks in webshop! 06 Feb 2016
Colin has written 2 new loops for the popular Training Track series which are available for only 0.99 each in our webshop.

The tracks are specifically written for practice of the Jazz onbeat and offbeat exercises in Drumsense Volume 2.

Each comes at 4 speeds to suit a wide range of playing ability.

Click for track 1 and track 2.

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Terry Thomas (UK)

Terry Thomas

My earliest memory of music and wanting to play the drums was around the age of six or seven years old, when I was taken to see The Beatles films A Hard Day's Night and Help! at the cinema and also The Monkees TV show, was a big influence. My mum's knitting needles saw far more action from me rat-tat-tatting on the arm of the couch, than they ever did from her making a sweater.

My very first drum was an orange/red Ringo Starr signature toy snare drum, now very rare and collectable. I taught myself the basic beats and rhythms of the latest 45 rpm singles I bought with my pocket money, by slowing down the speed to 33 1/3, (the speed you played an album for those who have forgotten such technicality) until I'd got the just of what I thought the drummers was doing.

All Right Now, Blockbuster, Ballroom Blitz and Dance with the Devil, were just some of the songs I picked up in this way as a teenager. By the age of 15 I'd joined a band at School; I did my first gig in Dec 1975 and have been more or less constant ever since. Bands, session work, theatre shows and even busking for fun. In 1988 I was lucky enough to find myself gigging at the world famous Marquee Club London. I have also worked as Support with Hugh Cornwall, Big Country, Gil Scott Heron, Wishbone Ash, The Yardbirds, and Ruth Jones & Rob Brydon.

I got into teaching by accident really, simply from someone at a gig asking how I did this fill of that roll a curtain way and that slowly grew into taking on pupils as absolute beginners who'd had a drum kit for a Christmas or Birthday.

I think of the basic grooves of a Straight 4/4, a Shuffle 4/4 and a 12/8 for blues and ballads as the 3 Primary Colours of drumming. The basis of a million pop/rock hit songs. Once a beginner has got his/her head around these, the rudiments that go with each groove then don't seem so boring and painstaking to learn. Making it fun to do is the secret to success.

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