Hello. I feel a bit cheeky calling this part 4 of the series because it is clearly the second half of part 3. This lesson is an extension of what we looked at last time so if you missed that one, go and check it out. This time, we are still going to be focused on a three note grouping but instead of snare, bass, bass we flip it for bass, snare, snare. This is really going to loosen up your left hand for ghost notes. I have found a lot of students becoming more creative with their grooves after mastering this as it really helps build an independence between the hands. The steps involved are almost identical to the previous lesson. Stay focused and have some fun
Hopefully this will have been of some use to you. After talking to a few people, I realise that part 3 was quite tough to master at a higher speed due to the number of bass drums. Join me in the next lesson where I take a break from the odd groupings and focus a bit more on the core ability to play accurate bass drum patterns.
Welcome to part 3 of the series. In this lesson we are going to look at one way to play a three note grouping. Not only is this really going to help you strengthen your bass drum speed and independence, but it also sounds cool! It’s a short but focused lesson that should hopefully prepare you for some of the more intricate patterns to come.
Hello and welcome to the second lesson on odd groupings. In this lesson we are going to take a look at a few accents and get comfortable with the building blocks that we will need to progress through later lessons. We are also going to have a quick look at some groupings of 3, and two very simple ways of playing them.
I hope you got a lot out of this lesson. Make sure you take your time with each of the exercises as in the next lesson we are going to increase the difficulty and start looking at some more advanced groupings and combinations, and have some fun!
Hello and welcome to the first of my lessons for the Blog.
I am going to end this lesson by saying that although this lesson is a basic introduction to one of the ways that you can make odd time signatures feel less odd and more musical, the core principles will really help your playing in 4/4 as well. So have some fun.
Wil Wainwright has been a student of the drums for well over 20 years and a teacher for over 10, starting his musical journey in the early ‘90s. He has been a part of many bands over the years ranging from Punk, through Rock, Prog, Math-Core, Math-Rock, Metal, Pop and Electronica. Although he is an accomplished performer, teaching is where his real passion lies. He now teaches at various schools and colleges in the UK including prestigious institutions like Ardingly College as well as smaller primary schools. Wil also does a lot of private tuition, really focusing on getting students to be the best versions of themselves possible. He proudly plays Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals and uses Vic Firth Sticks