My drum work takes many twists and turns throughout the year. Just as we have been taking a break from the Think Floyd 2013 tour, I have been filling in the down time with some Jazz and ballroom… Yes Ballroom!
It’s been great fun over the past week or so brushing up my Charlston, Quickstep, Bossa Nova, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba and Tango rhythms.
I highly recommend these tools to all of us drummers, after all, it is ok to stick to one style or genre, but as a working drummer you never really want to be in a position where you have to say “no” to a gig.
We as drummers should be able to adapt from Panto pit to Theatre to ballroom dance hall just as easy as rock, pop or reggae.
So keep Rockin but keep an ear on that Rhumba… You never know when you may need it!
Till next time