This funk/rock study uses the rolls to great effect by embellishing the steady semiquaver groove on the hi hat. The ruffs in bar 3 set up the descending triplet figure in bar 4, before returning to the groove in bar 5. This leads nicely into a big fill to finish using all the new rudiments for this grade on the drum.
Dave has had a life long passion for playing the drum kit. He studied drums for six years, performing in local bands before signing with indie band Mustard for two singles and a tour. He set up the Odart Drum Studio in began teaching for both Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Music Services in twenty schools across the county. In 2009 he assisted in organising Mike Dolbear's 'Young Drummer Of The Year' competition in Shropshire.
Dave also created a 'YouTube' channel dedicated to helping Trinity College students and recorded the entire 2014 syllabus for student reference, the channel currently has 4000 subscribers worldwide. In 2017 he became Percussion Team Coordinator, writing the teaching resources and performance criteria for staff across the authority. In 2018 he worked with Trinity to help create the new syllabus.