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Keith Bartlett
April 16, 2020
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Warm up with Drummit

Just started Easter hols, and with the situation as it is, plus the likelihood of schools not going back anytime soon, I’m starting to think about how I’m going to help my 88 weekly pupils using ‘remote’ teaching.
Enter DRUMMIT (obviously!).

Above all, DRUMMIT, in addition to its fab’ teaching possibilities, also makes a great warm up tool. Whatever your current drumming projects, a five minutes blast with the app before your practice session ‘proper’ will really get you in the zone. To be honest you don’t even need to go as far as HEAR IT or DRUMMIT at this stage.

For the more able amongst you simply hit SPIN IT, play through the beat in front of you either 4 or 8 times then spin again, repeating the process for as long as you like. If the thought of a 33+34+35+36 pattern at your level of playing makes you go weak at the knees then fear not! Simply tweak the individual beats with your fingers until you find a playable pattern and off you go. (You can always tackle the ‘impossible’ beat later using the DRUMMIT process).

As a general rule the higher the individual beat number the more complicated the overall beat is likely to be, so bearing this in mind you should easily be able to tailor a selection of warm up beats to suit you personally.

I’m off now to practise my skills with Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams et al in readiness for teaching after Easter. As always, get in touch with any thoughts you have regarding the app. We’ve got lots of great ideas in the pipeline but would love to hear from you too.

Keep drumming!

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