DAVE ODART PLAYS THROUGH EXERCISE 1 FOR THE INITIAL GRADE DRUM KIT EXAM
These exercises are an introduction to applying rudiments on the drum set. The application of the foot pattern lends itself to four limb co-ordination. Be sure to play the quavers (eighth notes) evenly while executing the single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles. Dynamic markings need to be observed to shape the performance of each exercise.
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.