Producing effective drum parts in Sibelius

Practical advice from an expert arranger is worth its weight in gold, and my pal John Hinchey, both a talented trombonist and a successful arranger based in Nashville, is sharing his wisdom on his blog, Notes on Notes, which I commend to you. He’s currently posting an invaluable multi-part tutorial about producing effective drum charts in […]

How to create drum notation in one minute

I’ve already linked to Katie Wardrobe’s excellent new blog, Music Tech Tips, but I couldn’t resist linking to Katie’s latest video, which is tantalisingly called The 1 minute drum part. Writing drum parts in notation software is normally pretty involved, and Katie shows you how to create a simple drum part in a matter of […]

Meet drummer Billy Cobham this week at WOMAD Summer School

Legendary jazz/fusion drummer Billy Cobham will be leading a Drum Academy strand at this week’s WOMAD Summer School, which takes place from July 27th through July 31st, at Bath Spa University, in the beautiful city of Bath in the south-west of England. The WOMAD web site says: Bill Cobham, one of the world’s greatest drummers […]