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HELLO AND WELCOME TO NEWSLETTER 102

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I hope you're getting through the pandemic with a modicum of sanity.  Hopefully we'll be on the other side of this before long .

WHAT I’M PRACTICING


Afrobeat Drumming.

Master drummer of Afrobeat Tony Allen's rhythms transcribed in this great book.

Syncopation by Ted Reed.

One of the all time classic drum books. At the moment I'm practicing accented triplets and sixteenth notes along with some great jazz phrasing.

Developing Melodic Language on the Drums.

By Wayne Salzmann,

Still working from this book. Lots of great play along tracks.

It’s a fantastic book.

MOVIES I'VE WATCHED RECENTLY

Peanut Butter Falcon  -  a heart warming movie that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives. A proper feel good movie.

Bullet Proof - Detectives Bishop and Pike fight crime together on the streets of East London. Touches of a modern day Starsky and Hutch. Light hearted and good fun from two great English actors.

One Night in Miami - On the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. A powerful movie developed from a stage play.

WHAT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO


Tito Puente -Afrocuban,  I’ve been working on my own Afro- Cuban playing recently and this album has been a great inspiration .

Classic Miles Davis. Philly Joe Jones on drums. Released in 1957, widely recognised as a landmark album in hard bop and one of the greatest jazz albums of all time.

Robert Glasper - Black Radio an album built on complex compositions, layered with mellow instrumentals, frantic break beats, soulful R&B vocals,  just wonderful. This came out in 2012 and its still surprises me the number of people that have never heard of Robert Glasper.  I’ve seen him twice in Manchester and once in Italy while I was holiday a couple of years ago and every time it’s been great .

FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE

Facebook Livestreams. Most Thursday's at 6pm UK time I do a live show on Facebook. Playing songs, looking at different styles of music and generally just having a bit of fun and a hangout with friends from around the world.  Not just for drummers. Bring your own drinks. No social distancing necessary.

If you aren't on Facebook then I put all my livestreams and more on to my YouTube channel.  Just search Chris Joyce Drums on YouTube and it should  come up.

AND A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING... 
 

TURNA - I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Greg for helping me out with my drum room, getting the drums miced  up and getting a good sound. Greg set up the mixing desk and looked after me during all the stages from recording to live broadcasts to online lessons. Cheers fella!!!
Andy Guest from H. Preston Media. www.hprestonmedia.co.uk -Andy got me set up for live video streaming and video recording.  Always on the end of the phone when I have an emergency. Top man.
John Essex. Advice on using The Blackmagic ATEM video mixer.
Paul Tree. Tutorials in Final Cut Pro
Lucy Davies. www.websitesbylucy.co.uk - Development, support and training. Website developer and all round great person. Looking after me and www.chrisjoycedrums.co.uk website.
Leanne Keetley. www.keetleycreative.co.uk - Graphic Design. Superb graphic and website design always looking after me.
Jim Toscano. www.jimtoscano.com - Drummer, tech guru and general good guy.

All my family and Homer the dog.
 
 
AND FINALLY.... SOME BASIC RHYTHMS IN 4/4... 
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