BGM Rhythms Ltd

The thing that fascinates me about drumming is how such a simple instrument can say so much on so many levels. I’m not really talking about different styles here but more the breadth of ways to get any idea across. Drummers do this through the same technical means as other musicians and by using dynamics, timing, melodic and rhythmic variation, reaction to acoustics etc we can choose how we play any given passage in a huge variety of ways.  Take John Bonham recording drums at the bottom of a stairwell for example, belting out one of his legendary beats. Put Art Blakey in the same situation sitting in for John and you have a totally different result (even if he was to play the exact same beat). The point is any musician will respond differently in any given situation.

My theory is that in order to develop your own style…

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