DRUMMERS NULL FACTS 4

SHED/COMPETITIONLooool...The struggle with this one is Real!I mean....even you can relate na... .As drummers, we have come to believe over time and wildly so, that a Drum Shed is a Competition.Matter of Fact we can be looking at a post that says Drum Shed! Drum Shed! and our brains would be reading it as Drum Off!! Drum Off!! .No...

THE “GREAT PARADIDDLE” (2)

Good day,Welcome back from the holidays.Trust we all had a wonderful time spending the holidays.We are back and we will be discussing and learning the remaining types of Paradiddle we have which are:1. Paradiddle-diddle2. Paradiddle-diddle-diddleYou can check out the first lessen hereNote that these concepts were tweaked out of the famous one RLRR or LRLLIf you have been following...

DRUMMERS NULL FACTS 3

(errrrrm...Before we start...this post doesn't in any way ask you to neglect good advice from frontiers)With that said...Opinions of "HIGHER POWERS"We've all been a victim of this particular One at some particular point in time. I mean...you could be there doing your best,giving your all, trying to do as much good as you can, then one "higher power" will...

DRUMMERS NULL FACTS 2

You Don't Practice A Drum Solo??Hehehehe .... So I've heard this particular one several times and from very reputable drummers at that. But it's not entirely accurate that you shouldn't plan/practice a drum solo. A drum solo can come very well practiced, and very well rehearsed. Thoroughly rehearsed!Aaron Spears' "Caught Up" performance was not spontaneous. It was practiced for....

DRUMMERS NULL FACTS 1

Practice Makes Perfect?We've been told over time that practice makes perfect. It was taught to us in school sef. Who am I to say that my Head Master was wrong?Now while I wouldn't say outrightly that this is straight up not true, I think you should know that it is not entirely accurate. Practice does not make perfect. Practice...

INTRODUCTION TO RUDIMENTS: The “GREAT” PARADIDDLE

The paraddidle is said to have been the most widely populated RUDIMENT of all time.Why? Simply because it has played a major part and been used and can be used to express a whole lot.Thats why in this lesson, we call it the Great paradidlle. You can read the previous posts here.The PARADIDDLE is a 4 note long sticking...

Introduction to Rudiments

In this lesson which is just an introduction, we will be looking the first 5 rudiments that are highly recommended for any drummer. Firstly, we must understand that in any given field of profession the starter or introductory class is always the best place to start which one will never stop using in that career, profession, hobby or what...

Introduction to the SIX-STROKE ROLL

The usefulness of the popular rudiment known as "SIX-STROKE ROLL" cannot but be over-emphasized in the rudiment family.The six-stroke roll is a combination of the R and L basically.We will be infusing more at the next lesson showing how to incorporate the Kick(K).Meanwhile, for a start we are focusing on R and L.The six-stroke roll is basically written/played in...

GETTING AND DETERMINING YOUR TONE AS A DRUMMER 2

Hi Guys,In continuation to the previous post about "Getting and Determining your Tone as a Drummer"We only listed the 6 ways and not defined and went into details .In this lesson we will talk more about each point.Now, Technique: this has to do with a HOW something is being done. Which implies that how you hit the drums when...

GETTING AND DETERMINING YOUR TONE AS A DRUMMER (1)

 (N.B: Every definition or terms used in this material is an intellectual property of Otitoju Olumide. Meanwhile any other external intellectual property or knowledge if used will be referenced). There have been questions raised at different levels concerning certain things about the drum and her drummers which “Getting and determining the TONE is a major concern for Drummers who want...