Trinity's Drum Kit Syllabus 2020 – 2023: Grade 2 - Exercise 3


Exercise 3:
This exercise opens with orchestrated drags supported by a quarter note foot pattern. Take note of the modulation in pulse with the foot pattern in bar 2. This strengthens the articulated rhythm which lends itself to the 33334 grouping. Bar 3 shows a combination of rudiments which feed into the final bar. Take note of the dynamics displayed. Be sure to approach the ride sympathetically when achieving the crescendo.

Duncan Lee
Having been behind the drum kit for nearly 20 years, Duncan has moved quickly to fulfil a career in the music industry. He studied with various tutors before attending Drum Tech in 2007 and then progressing to study for a BA in Music at Oxford Brookes University. Alongside his degree in 2011 he set up his first sole trader drum tuition business. By 2014 he merged his clientele with his brother and now business partner to form XYZ Music Academy LTD. Now with his own music tuition business XYZ Music Academy, he runs a team of tutors that teach across Buckinghamshire. Alongside running his business, Duncan plays with various function bands and has succeeded in developing a sought after Youtube channel with over 10,000 subscribers which has contributed to further opportunities in his career. More recently, Duncan has been drafted in as a consultant for Trinity College London which has been a considerable milestone in his carer as an educator so far.

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