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  • AC/DC – Riff Raff – Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5

    It’s noise making time! Here’s AC/DC’s Riff Raff from the Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5 exam syllabus. Time To Crash! The first challenge this song presents is crashes during the introduction. The crashes are on the & of 2, & of 3 and the & of 4. Getting these tight with guitars is essential.…

  • Pearl Jam – Alive – Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5

    Oh I, oh, I’m still alive… and playing drums…. let’s play Alive by Pearl Jam from the Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5 Syllabus. Full disclosure is necessary here… I love this song! The first Pearl Jam Album, Ten, totally blew my mind & I spent many hours, days, weeks, years doing my best impersonation…

  • The Specials – Ghost Town – Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 6

    What’s so special about this song? Well… it’s about my home town: Coventry, England. Not the most positive song ever written about Coventry I must admit; inspired by rising unemployment, bars and clubs closing down, times of economic hardship… it’s not exactly uplifting! It is however part of the Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 6…

  • The Alabama Shakes – Hold On – Trinity Rock & Pop Initial Grade

    Have you got the shakes? The Alabama Shakes? Just Hold On for a minute, this video will cure them! Feeling better now? Lock It In This song appears simple on paper, there are no drum fills, no tricky grooves, no open hi-hats… only 2 crashes… just a simple 2-bar pattern… easy. The test here is…

  • The Beatles – Come Together – Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 4

    Come Togetherrrrrrrrr Right Now… and watch this video: What Time Is It? It’s Tom-Tom Time! The tom-toms play a big roll in this song. From the main riff to the driving verse groove to adding colour during the solo section. Toms are everywhere. The main riff of the song features 16th note triplets played on…

  • James Brown – Hot Pants – Trinity Rock & Pop Initial

    It’s time to bring the funk! Here’s the Godfather of funk & soul, James Brown: Nothing To See Here! So… not a lot happened on the drums in that song….  no fills, no change of groove, no tempo changes, no big ending… nada, nothing, zip…. and that’s the point. Sometimes playing drums is all about…

  • The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun – Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5

    Here comes a video of me playing Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles from the Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5 Syllabus. This is one of the Beatles most well known songs & is surprisingly complex. On the surface it sounds like a nice simple tune but underneath that simple sounding melody there are…

  • Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good – Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5

    “I ain’t scared of no ghosts!” Oops!.. wrong song… but this song does feature a lot of ghosts – ghost notes that is. By the time you master this song you’ll be a true ghost (note) buster! See how many ghosts you can spot in the Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 5 version of Amy…

  • Bob Marley – Three Little Birds – Trinity Rock & Pop Initial Grade

    Don’t worry ’bout a thing; Cause every little thing gonna be alright… once you watch this video: Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds is now part of the Trinity Rock & Pop Initial Grade syllabus. This version of the song offers a nice introduction to playing reggae. One of main styles of reggae is  referred to…

  • Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues (For You)

    Got the blues? You’re not alone, Gary Moore has them too… and just for you! Still got the blues (for you) is one of legendary guitarist Gary Moore’s most popular songs. The version in the video is the shorter version, the original is over 6 minutes long, this version is missing the last 2 minutes…

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