Here is a collection of short drum tuition videos that demonstrate some of the advanced time signatures and techniques that I can teach. I also include videos of students whenever possible to show just how much can be achieved with the right attitude and tuition.
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Technique Examples with Dean
Stylistically, this fusion piece incorporates elements of funk and jazz which require a good understanding of syncopation and dynamics.
Influenced by legends such as Tony Williams, Dave Weckl and Dennis Chambers, this piece demonstrates the use of co-ordinated independence, the Moeller technique, double strokes, buzzes and odd sub-divisions.
The following piece is written in a cool jazz style and borrows heavily from the classic “Take 5” by Dave Brubeck. As well as containing influences from other notable jazz musicians of the era including Chet Baker and Lester Young.
It mixes a dominant 5/4 signature with 6/4 sections in both straight and swing styles.
Recorded at Mushroom Studios Birmingham. Engineered & edited by Amy Wyatt & Dean Herbert. Produced by eBeats Direct.
Mikey Plays Caffeine
With 13 year old Mikey loving his Anime nearly as much as playing his drums we figured the obvious thing to do was to mix the two. So here is tearing it up, playing along to the brilliant Caffeine – (By Jeff Williams & Casey Lee Williams feat. Lamar Hall). Great work Mikey!
Dan Plays Paramore
Give it up for the main man 8 year old Dan Nguyen rocking out to Misery Buisness by Paramore.
Ellie Plays The Kinks
It’s true to say that Ellie has never shied away from a challenge and so when the she decided that she wanted to play something both difficult and iconic there was only ever going to be one choice. So here she is in deep focus blasting through the Mod classic “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks (featuring Stan from The Quik Beats on vocals). Ace work El.
Eshka Aged 5!
Unbelievable talent for this age – she’s going to as big a career in music as she wants!
Dan Plays Mindsweeper
Check out the skills on this little fella. Here’s 10 year old Dan smashing the grade 6 Rock School piece “Mindsweeper” out the park. Fantastic work Dan.
When Mike first started lessons @ eBeats Direct he was very keen to expand his sight reading skills & knowledge of technique with a view to authentically play more challenging styles. Coming from a largely Rock / Metal background Mike has worked incredibly hard to increase his repertoire & proficiency around the drum set. Here we see his efforts come to fruition as he brilliantly plays & sight reads this laid back.
Helen Plays “Hey Joe”
Over the past couple of years Helen’s strength of character & will to improve have seen her not only swiftly move from grade 3 to attaining a very respectable high merit mark at grade 6 but she has also worked very hard to increase her stick control through the practice of the Moeller Technique, Pull Outs & German / French timpani styles. Never one to shy away from a challenge here she is playing the Jimi Hendrix classic.
Harry has worked hard over the past few years to not only expand his drumming vocabulary but also his general musical knowledge right across the board. Having recently completed his RockSchool Grade 6 exam & a BTec level 3 course in Music/Music Tech ,we thought it would be cool to record a song by a band he holds in high regard. Give it up & sit back & enjoy The Arctic Monkeys, Fake Tales From San Francisco.
Never one to shy away from doing something a little different & challenging, Lucien has always been keen to improve his knowledge & skills through the investigation of various styles including this brilliant rendition of the Rockschool grade 5 Latin piece Do Balanco. This video also highlights his conscientious approach to stick control & technique. Fantastic job Lucien.
Charlie (8 Years Old)
8 year old Charlie has always enjoyed pushing his skills, so when we decided on this piece it was based on the fact it’s both a classic & tricky to play. So give it up for the young fella as he blasts through The Undertones debut punk/new wave anthem Teenage Kicks. Superb stuff Charlie.