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
Evening workshops

Evening workshops

Elephant Drums presents a new series of evening drumming workshops, starting on Thursday 19 November 2015. The series kicks off with a workshop exploring World Rhythms led by Canadian jazz/world drummer Adam Teixeira. Adam Teixeira is a drummer/percussionist from... Read More
BOOM! Groove & Independence with Robert Castelli

BOOM! Groove & Independence with Robert Castelli

On Saturday 25 October we are joined by drummer Robert Castelli (The Boom Quartet) for a special workshop on Groove & Independence. It’s suitable for all levels and ages – find out more here: Boom! Robert Castelli – October 2014 More info / Book... 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
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
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
Triceratops Groove

Triceratops Groove

This groove is based on the “Triceratops Triplets” idea we covered in the previous article. See the original post on Triceratops Triplets to get familiar with these. If you’ve followed through the previous post, the result is a pattern using three... Read More
Triceratops Triplets

Triceratops Triplets

This is a ‘dinosaur’ of a challenge based around groups of 3 notes, hence the name Triceratops Triplets. It is deceptively simple when broken down into its component pieces, but as these components get layered the challenge develops some interesting... Read More
Teaser: Bo Diddley Diddles

Teaser: Bo Diddley Diddles

A technical teaser with a creative twist for you this time… We’re going to combine the Bo Diddley rhythm with paradiddles – to give us “Bo Diddley Diddles”. First things first If you’ve never encountered the Bo Diddley rhythm or... Read More