Trinity's Drum Kit Syllabus 2020 – 2023: Grade 8 - Exercise 2


Exercise 2:
This exercise is a tribute to drummer Sophie Alloway’s effortless technique, perfectly executed on the 2018 debut album by the Lydian Collective, Adventure. Listen to the track Legend of Lumbar to get a feel for the style and touch required. This rudimental groove study explores how the rudiments can be used to play ‘time’. It also features a pseudo waltz feel in the B section before opening out into the paradiddle groove playing open handed between the ride and hi hat.

Dave Odart
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.

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