The Shed

Sight-reading

Sight-reading is a skill that can be developed through regular practice.  It isn’t an essential skill in order to be able to play an instrument, and many musicians can’t read …

Double Stroke Roll

The double stroke roll. RRLLRRLL etc. Again, try to lock in with the metronome. You can extend this by subdividing the metronome pulse differently. Quavers, triplets, semiquavers, one bar of …

Single Stroke Roll

The single stroke roll. Hand to hand, RLRL etc. Fairly simple really. Try to lock in with the metronome. You can extend this by subdividing the metronome pulse differently. Quavers, …

Brave New World

A short clip of Toyah’s Brave New World, taken from the audience while performing with her in Newcastle last year. If you are interested, the basic drum pattern is notated …