Cajon drum workshop in Camden

Cajon drum workshop in Camden

Cajon (Box Drum) Workshop Saturday 21 July, 12pm Join us at Green Note in Camden as we continue our journey celebrating the “Drums of the World” led by Canadian drummer & percussionist Adam Teixeira. Each session explores a different region of the... Read More
Afro-Cuban Bata Rhythms

Afro-Cuban Bata Rhythms

It’s time for the next in our series of drum workshops exploring the rhythms of the world. Saturday 30 September 2017 Join us in London Waterloo (SE1) for a “Rhythms of the World” workshop led by Canadian drummer & percussionist Adam Teixeira.... Read More
World Music Day (21st June)

World Music Day (21st June)

Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21st!
Completely different from a typical music festival, it is open to anyone who wants to take part.

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Saturday Workshops

Saturday Workshops

Elephant Drums is pleased to present a new series of Saturday drumming workshops, starting on Saturday 5th November 2016. The series kicks off with a workshop exploring World Rhythms led by Canadian drummer & percussionist Adam Teixeira. World Rhythms on the drum... Read More
Student discount for the London Drum Show at Olympia

Student discount for the London Drum Show at Olympia

The London Drum Show is one of the drumming highlights of the year for drummers and music enthusiasts. This year the Drum Show takes place at Olympia in London on the weekend of the 12th – 13th November. Drum students and Drum Pass members can receive a discount... Read More
Drum transcriptions: music notation and tab

Drum transcriptions: music notation and tab

If you have ever searched for drum music online you will have come across two formats for transcriptions: music notation and drum tab. Notation involves notes placed on a stave, like this: Example 1 Drum tab (short for ‘tablature’) looks like this: Example... Read More
The famous “Amen Break” drum groove

The famous “Amen Break” drum groove

Even if you are not aware that you’ve heard this drum groove, you definitely have. It is one of the most sampled pieces of music of all time and it features on hundreds of recordings. Origin of The Amen Break The Amen Break is a 4-bar loop which lasts for about... Read More
The drum rudiments

The drum rudiments

A guide to Drum Rudiments Think of the drum rudiments as the “building blocks” of drumming. They are roughly equivalent to a pianist or a guitarist learning and practicing their scales. The rudiments are important to help a drummer develop technique,... Read More
When Flams Meet Paradiddles

When Flams Meet Paradiddles

When you’ve got to grips with the basic form of the main drum rudiments you could try out a bit of cross-breeding. Hybrid rudiments can be a lot of fun. Take a couple of old friends of ours, the Flam and the Paradiddle. Fuse them together and you get the... Read More
Developing grooves in 12/8

Developing grooves in 12/8

The 12/8 time signature Following on from our previous article about the basics of constructing a groove in a triplet time feel, this article takes the idea a step further and suggests some ways to play grooves in the 12/8 time signature. Revisit Playing Grooves Using... Read More
Online drum lessons 2012 – editor’s picks

Online drum lessons 2012 – editor’s picks

Traditionally at this time of year we review our picks of free online drum lessons. These are some of best bits from the drumming archives: Popular topics in 2012 Most viewed topic: Practice Routine Topic with most social shares: Drum Techniques Most commented topic:... Read More
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