The official web site of session drummer and teacher Lewis Partridge. tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:user:ninjadrummist:uploads Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:24:00 +0000 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Official web site of session drummer and teacher Lewis Partridge. Free Drum Lessons, Drum Rudiments and Other Educational Resources. - Video Podcast http://www.ninjadrummist.com/images/ninja.jpg Official web site of session drummer and teacher Lewis Partridge. Free Drum Lessons, Drum Rudiments and Other Educational Resources. - Video Podcast http://www.ninjadrummist.com/ http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Lewis Partridge NinjaDrummist.com 103 1 25 tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:nIQiXpGZvrk Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:24:00 +0000 2014-07-11T23:24:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Usher - You Make Me Wanna (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000013H7/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0000013H7&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20">Usher - You Make Me Wanna from the album "My Way" (© 1997 Arista)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0000013H7" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/usher-you-make-me-wanna-drum-cover/nIQiXpGZvrk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:9zLaPKD2JEg Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:28:00 +0000 2014-06-28T00:28:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum Solo April 2014 Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This solo is dedicated to all my wonderful students, keep on drumming everyone!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-solo-april-2014/9zLaPKD2JEg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:CVVKokPEq2Y Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:10:00 +0000 2014-06-20T15:10:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Michael Jackson - Black or White (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Decided to go for it a little more on this track, compared to my last Michael Jackson cover (You Rock My World) a few months ago, where I played more pocket. The chops to pocket ratio is perhaps a little off for an MJ song and I'd probably never play it like this if I were on a gig. But I thought I'd go for a mix of both this time as my more pocket based videos don't seem to get many views!</p> <p>Huge thanks to Benny Ebenezer of Inner Sanctum Studio for all his help, hard work and support mixing the audio and editing the video footage together!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005QGAV/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00005QGAV&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20&linkId=LQFKP7RHDRAXAQJU" target="_blank">Michael Jackson - Black or White from the album "Dangerous" (© 1991 Epic Records)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00005QGAV" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/michael-jackson-black-or-white-drum-cover/CVVKokPEq2Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:U7ScGhS8ezA Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:45:00 +0000 2014-06-14T23:45:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Usher - Nice & Slow (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Thought it was time I posted a ballad as most of the songs I've covered so far are a medium to fast tempo. I find songs like this can be tricky to play along to as there is a lot of space and it's far too easy to speed up slightly without realising!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000013H7/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0000013H7&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20">Usher - Nice & Slow from the album "My Way" (© 1997 Arista)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0000013H7" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/usher-nice-&-slow-drum-cover/U7ScGhS8ezA/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:B0QDZjnSlCw Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:12:00 +0000 2014-06-07T02:12:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Karmin - Brokenhearted (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RXC3B2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007RXC3B2&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20&linkId=7VWK67B3LDRFF4VA" target="_blank">Karmin - Brokenhearted from the album "Hello" (© 2012 Epic Records)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B007RXC3B2" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/karmin-brokenhearted-drum-cover/B0QDZjnSlCw/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:wUOC9wfJmBc Sat, 17 May 2014 04:16:00 +0000 2014-05-17T04:16:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You) (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T0Q1/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00004T0Q1&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20&linkId=K3WNIMZRD2XRFWYD" target="_blank">Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You) from the album "Thankful" (© 2000 Columbia)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00004T0Q1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/mary-mary-shackles-praise-you-drum-cover/wUOC9wfJmBc/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:6jDTX78ghU0 Sat, 17 May 2014 02:35:00 +0000 2014-05-17T02:35:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Jessie J - Price Tag (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K7HMJ6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004K7HMJ6&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20">Jessie J - Price Tag from the album "Who You Are" (© 2011 Lava/Universal Republic)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B004K7HMJ6" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/jessie-j-price-tag-drum-cover/6jDTX78ghU0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:r_WxBab1Hsk Fri, 09 May 2014 22:10:00 +0000 2014-05-09T22:10:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Destiny's Child - Soldier (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000643A5M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000643A5M&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20&linkId=2O2ZO7KTYFO24JZN" target="_blank">Destiny's Child - Soldier from the album "Destiny Fulfilled" (© 2004 Columbia / Sony Urban)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000643A5M" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/destinys-child-soldier-drum-cover/r_WxBab1Hsk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:52lKpjI2vuU Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 2014-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Israel Houghton - Everywhere That I Go (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001R0KHHI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001R0KHHI&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20&linkId=CBKSIBB2UXASODIC" target="_blank">Israel Houghton - Everywhere That I Go from the album "The Power of One" (© 2009 Integrity Media/Columbia Records)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001R0KHHI" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/israel-houghton-everywhere-that-i-go-drum-cover/52lKpjI2vuU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:SyGSy0Uh6mg Sat, 26 Apr 2014 02:18:00 +0000 2014-04-26T02:18:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Big Mountain - Baby, I Love Your Way (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I've been playing in a Reggae, Ska band called <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> for the last 10 years and figured I really should upload some Reggae stuff and showcase the simpler side of my playing. This song is dedicated to my uncle Paul, who introduced me to Big Mountain and has helped me study the Reggae genre over the years!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000002L27/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000002L27&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20" target="_blank">Big Mountain - Baby, I Love Your Way from the album "Unity" (© 1994 Giant Records)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000002L27" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/big-mountain-baby-i-love-your-way-drum-cover/SyGSy0Uh6mg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:1n9vnXIAIUg Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:28:00 +0000 2014-04-04T23:28:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ J Moss - Operator (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Brent Easton is a seriously underrated drummer and the live versions of this song I've seen him play on are jaw dropping! Check him out if you have not already!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H7JD5O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=ninjdrum-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000H7JD5O" target="_blank">J Moss - Operator from the album "V2...The J Moss Project" (&copy; 2007 GospoCentric)</a><img style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B000H7JD5O" border="0" alt="" width="1" height="1" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/j-moss-operator-drum-cover/1n9vnXIAIUg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:6_jhLfDMCj0 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:18:00 +0000 2014-03-29T01:18:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Jessie J - Domino (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K7HMJ6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004K7HMJ6&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20">Jessie J - Domino from the album "Who You Are" (© 2011 Lava/Universal Republic)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B004K7HMJ6" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/jessie-j-domino-drum-cover/6_jhLfDMCj0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:g9AMRLazb2k Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 2014-03-21T23:10:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Mary Mary - God In Me (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>It occurred to me a few months ago that, despite my faith and passion for God, Gospel Music and my ministry, I haven't really uploaded many Gospel songs. Consider this the first of many!</p> <p>I love the way Tavarius "Varo" Johnson plays this track and the song's message very much describes how I see myself as a musician, it's the God in me!</p> <p>Huge thanks to Benny Ebenezer of Inner Sanctum Studio for all his help and hard work mixing the audio and editing the video footage together!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C94CSO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001C94CSO&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20" target="_blank">Mary Mary - God in Me from the album "The Sound" (© 2008 My Block/Columbia)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001C94CSO" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/mary-mary-god-in-me-drum-cover/g9AMRLazb2k/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:InlaKHEWRfk Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:48:00 +0000 2014-03-01T23:48:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Usher - Caught Up (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Aaron Spears is like my favourite drummer ever lol! While I enjoy a great variety of drummers, there's a particular ferocity with which Aaron plays that I find is a joy to watch. His pocket is to die for and when he lets rip, it's powerful, musical and perfectly placed!</p> <p>I'm certainly no Aaron Spears but I really enjoy playing to this track!</p> <p>Huge thanks to Benny Ebenezer of Inner Sanctum Studio for all his help and hard work mixing the audio and editing the video footage together!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002ZYDKQ?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=ninjdrum-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0002ZYDKQ" target="_blank">Usher - Caught Up from the album "Confessions" (&copy; 2004 Arista)</a><img style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B0002ZYDKQ" border="0" alt="" width="1" height="1" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/usher-caught-up-drum-cover/InlaKHEWRfk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:D9opDv8bL_I Sat, 01 Feb 2014 03:22:00 +0000 2014-02-01T03:22:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Andre Forbes - The Groove (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing along to another great track made by Andre Forbes, you can download it here <a href="http://www.hotmusicfactory.com/" target="_blank">www.hotmusicfactory.com</a></p> <p>Since this song is quite short, we decided to try something different with the grid view of the cameras as switching between the camera views as we usually do seemed a bit to choppy for a 1:33 song.</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/andre-forbes-the-groove-drum-cover/D9opDv8bL_I/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:ABzWSlI0IQ8 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:56:00 +0000 2014-02-01T01:56:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Michael Jackson - You Rock My World (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Huge thanks to Benny Ebenezer of Inner Sanctum Studio for all his help and hard work mixing the audio and editing the video footage together!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005Q4JH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00005Q4JH&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20" target="_blank">Michael Jackson - You Rock My World from the album "Invincible" (© 2001 Epic Records)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00005Q4JH" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/michael-jackson-you-rock-my-world-drum-cover/ABzWSlI0IQ8/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:UWSOQ1STSQQ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:39:00 +0000 2014-01-18T02:39:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Brandy - U Don't Know Me (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I've been on a bit of a 90's RnB vibe lately and I really enjoy playing along with this song!</p> <p>It was only after we recorded this take that I realised my shoe lace was undone lol. But I thought I'd leave it in as we wanted to test out the new bass drum cam.</p> <p>Huge thanks to Benny Ebenezer of Inner Sanctum Studio for all his help and hard work mixing the audio and editing the video footage together!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000006OB0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000006OB0&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20" target="_blank">Brandy - U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To) from the album "Never Say Never" (&copy; 1998 Atlantic)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000006OB0" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/brandy-u-dont-know-me-drum-cover/UWSOQ1STSQQ/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:dXe4up5k3k0 Sat, 07 Dec 2013 04:59:00 +0000 2013-12-07T04:59:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Andre Forbes - The Big Rock (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing along to another great track made by Andre Forbes, you can download it here <a href="http://www.hotmusicfactory.com/" target="_blank">www.hotmusicfactory.com</a></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/andre-forbes-the-big-rock-drum-cover/dXe4up5k3k0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:I5Pv0jA_Zec Sat, 30 Nov 2013 05:45:00 +0000 2013-11-30T05:45:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Andre Forbes - That Crazy Funk (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing along to another great track made by Andre Forbes, you can download it here <a href="http://www.hotmusicfactory.com/" target="_blank">www.hotmusicfactory.com</a></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/andre-forbes-that-crazy-funk-drum-cover-/I5Pv0jA_Zec/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:dNwl84Ov1VM Sat, 30 Nov 2013 04:04:00 +0000 2013-11-30T04:04:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Andre Forbes - Phat Jam (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! Playing along to another great track made by Andre Forbes, you can download it here <a href="http://www.hotmusicfactory.com/" target="_blank">www.hotmusicfactory.com</a></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/andre-forbes-phat-jam-drum-cover/dNwl84Ov1VM/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:-0wmy2wOTE8 Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 2013-11-28T15:00:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Fast Linear Chops with One Hand! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Discovered something revolutionary in the practice room last night! I can use my Freehand technique to play most of my linear chops with one hand! Can't believe I've not thought to use this technique for this before. Been working today on doing things with the other hand at the same time, I'll post another video when it's fully baked!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/fast-linear-chops-with-one-hand!/-0wmy2wOTE8/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:qZLifXkFXEs Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:00 +0000 2013-11-19T23:09:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Andre Forbes - Rockish (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing along to this great track made by Andre Forbes, you can download it here <a href="http://www.hotmusicfactory.com/" target="_blank">www.hotmusicfactory.com</a></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/andre-forbes-rockish-drum-cover/qZLifXkFXEs/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:pi_IMDUGe78 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:21:00 +0000 2013-10-24T21:21:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Shedding at 160BPM! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Just shedding over the metronome at 160BPM. I find 140 - 160BPM can be difficult to control with linear chops as it feels like a weird, "in between" tempo. It's not slow but it's not so fast that you're relying on the full efficiency of your technique either. Been practicing keeping my creativity flowing at tempos like this.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/shedding-at-160bpm!-/pi_IMDUGe78/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:o_UWw-t6oCA Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:50:00 +0000 2013-10-23T11:50:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Funky Fusion! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/funky-fusion!/o_UWw-t6oCA/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:qkuC-hF7swg Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:02:00 +0000 2013-10-18T18:02:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Flam Paradiddle Beat! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing a cool beat using a Flam Paradiddle (well sort of, I'm missing out the first Flam).</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/flam-paradiddle-beat!/qkuC-hF7swg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:0NYtDlqlP0Y Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:04:00 +0000 2013-10-18T17:04:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ A Quick Gospel Chop! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/a-quick-gospel-chop!/0NYtDlqlP0Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:sN7TYT4ym5o Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:34:00 +0000 2013-10-18T16:34:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Crazy Stick Click Beat! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/crazy-stick-click-beat!/sN7TYT4ym5o/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:jax7xYyNT-w Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:12:00 +0000 2013-10-07T23:12:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Andre Forbes - Boom! (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing along to this great track made by Andre Forbes, <a href="http://store.gospelmusicians.com/Drummers_Shed_Traxx_1/" target="_blank">you can download it here</a>.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/andre-forbes-boom!-drum-cover/jax7xYyNT-w/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:a1_8AKKZMec Sun, 06 Oct 2013 20:56:00 +0000 2013-10-06T20:56:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Inspired by Tony Royster Jr. Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's an idea inspired by Tony Royster Jr.?!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/inspired-by-tony-royster-jr/a1_8AKKZMec/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:LuwBc0o-7pk Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:32:00 +0000 2013-10-01T00:32:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Echo Beat! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>A wierd beat I came up with in the practise room today, has a kind of "echo" sound to it!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/echo-beat!/LuwBc0o-7pk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:tFBx-X6R-_0 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:04:00 +0000 2013-09-25T00:04:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ More Drum n Bass Jungle Beats! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Some more of the Drum n Bass Jungle beats I've been working on!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/more-drum-n-bass-jungle-beats!/tFBx-X6R-_0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:fqLxHzkmeos Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:29:00 +0000 2013-09-24T14:29:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Some Chris Dave Inspired Beats! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Some drum beats inspired by Chris "Daddy" Dave!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/some-chris-dave-inspired-beats!/fqLxHzkmeos/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:7NydHbOeQpU Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:35:00 +0000 2013-09-19T17:35:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ More Fast Single Bass Drum Pedal Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/more-fast-single-bass-drum-pedal/7NydHbOeQpU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:GqrBFxwGIcs Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:32:00 +0000 2013-09-16T00:32:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Tour of my Drum Kit! Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Thought I'd give you all a tour of my new Tama Starclassic Performer B/B drum kit while I record some drum videos today.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/tour-of-my-drum-kit!/GqrBFxwGIcs/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:5pQwkhe4LpU Sun, 18 Aug 2013 21:31:54 +0000 2013-08-18T21:31:54-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Aaliyah - Back & Forth (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I've been on a bit of a 90's RnB vibe lately and I really enjoy playing along with this song! I recorded a version with more technical drumming but it really doesn't work for this song, so I decided to keep the pocket.</p> <p>Thought I'd test my video editing skills by syncing the audio up afterwards as I am using headphones in this video. It's a little glitchy in places but seems to be in time with the track for the most part.</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p>R.I.P. Aaliyah :(</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000000518/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000000518&linkCode=as2&tag=ninjdrum-20" target="_blank">Aaliyah - Back & Forth from the album "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number" (&copy; 1994 Blackground/Jive/BMG Records)</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000000518" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/aaliyah-back-&-forth-drum-cover-/5pQwkhe4LpU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:ZtKvyKBMVfw Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:21:00 +0000 2013-06-25T01:21:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum Solo for Freddie Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I received the very sad news that my beloved drum teacher - <a href="http://www.youthmusic.org.uk/support-us/Donate-in-memory/dedications/freddie-wells.html" target="_blank">Freddie Wells</a> passed away recently and I wanted to dedicate a drum solo video to his memory. I owe this man so much, everything I am on the drums is thanks to him! You'll never meet a kinder, more patient man or find a better drum teacher and you haven't seen technique until you've seen his hands! There's no doubt in my mind as to whether or not he's proud of me cos he told me so every lesson but I am really going to miss my teacher, inspiration and dear friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his poor family.</p> <p>This is also my first video on my beautiful new Tama Starclassic Performer B/B drum kit!</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-solo-for-freddie/ZtKvyKBMVfw/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:74MJEDuAsqk Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:32:00 +0000 2013-03-13T02:32:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Brandy - Happy (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Apologies for the lack of updates over the last two years, I've been so busy with teaching and gigging that I really haven't had the time to spend properly recording / editing a new video. I have a new camera though and I'm itching to get some video lessons online soon, so watch this space!</p> <p>I've been on a bit of a 90's RnB vibe lately and I was watching <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYYqGXx1i8Y" target="_blank">this Brandy concert</a> featuring (I think?) Jamie Gamble on drums and I love playing along with this song!</p> <p>Thought I'd test my video editing skills by syncing the audio up afterwards as I am using headphones in this video. It's a little glitchy in places but seems to be in time with the track for the most part.</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p>This is not my kit, it's the kit I usually teach on at Greenbank Music Village. I'll hopefully get the time to record some videos of my new Tama Starclassic Performer B / B soon!</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000006OB0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000006OB0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=ninjdrum-20" target="_blank">Brandy - Happy from the album "Never Say Never" (&copy; 1998 Atlantic Records)</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B000006OB0" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;"></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/brandy-happy-drum-cover/74MJEDuAsqk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:DmXGUCiB0HM Wed, 07 Sep 2011 06:32:16 +0000 2011-09-07T06:32:16-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Blackstreet - Don't Leave Me Gerald Heyward (Drum Cover) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Many years ago, I saw Gerald Heyward perform this song with Blackstreet on the Jools Holland's show here in the UK. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXY-bT5hJOo" target="blank">This performance</a> completely changed my drumming forever as it started my interest in the Gospel Drumming style. At the time, I had no idea who the drummer was or that there were many other amazing Gospel Drummers out there, I just knew that I had to sound like that lol! Almost everything I know about Gospel Drumming starts with Gerald! Thanks for inspiring a generation!</p> <p>Thought I'd test my video editing skills by syncing the audio up afterwards as I am using headphones in this video. It's a little glitchy in places but seems to be in time with the track for the most part.</p> <p>This is the first video I have filmed with my new HD camera. Please watch in HD.</p> <p>As always, all glory be to God!</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools. I'm attempting to make a good sound on this kit, despite its faults, guess I like a challenge lol! I find kits like this help me make an even better sound when I get to play my nice Yamaha/Zildjian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000083JWH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ninjdrum-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B000083JWH" target=_blank">Blackstreet - Don't Leave Me from the album "No Diggity: The Very Best of Blackstreet" (&copy; 1997 Interscope)</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=&l=as2&o=1&a=B000083JWH&camp=217145&creative=399369" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/blackstreet-dont-leave-me-gerald-heyward-drum-cover/DmXGUCiB0HM/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:OhnX6UFF3Og Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:04:31 +0000 2011-04-08T20:04:31-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Quintuplet Beat inspired by George "Spanky" McCurdy Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a clip of me playing a Quintuplet beat I wrote recently that was inspired by George "Spanky" McCurdy. Check him out if you have not already, he and Chris Dave are among the most inventive drummers I've ever seen!<br /><br />The hand pattern is a left handed <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/16-single-paradiddle/">paradiddle</a> followed by four <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/1-single-stroke-roll/">single strokes</a> leading with the right hand. This is a particularly tricky one as not only is it written with a Quintuplet rhythm but it also leads with the left hand!<br /><br />The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools. I'm attempting to make a good sound on this kit, despite its faults, guess I like a challenge lol! I find kits like this help me make an even better sound when I get to play my nice Yamaha/Zildjian.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/quintuplet-beat-inspired-by-george-spanky-mccurdy/OhnX6UFF3Og/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:QnCVNXy_LVU Sun, 05 Dec 2010 23:13:40 +0000 2010-12-05T23:13:40-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ The FNF Band Featuring Ninja Drummist Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Another clip from last months <a href="video/ninja-drummist-vs-energy-drum-battle/5Y2Yyy0pvoM/">Drum Battle with EnerGy</a>. An awesome finale to the night at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/EnerGy-Presents-Friday-Night-Fusion/124172550961325" target="_blank">Friday Night Fusion</a> with the song "Blessed" by Ekklesia. Performed by The FNF Band, featuring both <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/EnerGy-the-Drum-Showman/123467091030793" target="_blank">EnerGy</a> and myself on drums.</p> <p>Sadly I didn't get a chance to rehearse this song with the band before hand so I'm having to watch EnerGy for the changes. A great band and a great night!</p> <p>Other Musicians:</p> <ul> <li>Patrick Golding - Trumpet</li> <li><span>Aaron King - Guitar</span></li> <li><span>Walter Butau - Keyboard</span></li> <li><span>Charlton Pascal - Bass</span></li> <li><span>Michael Agyapong - Percussion</span></li> <li><span>EnerGy - Drums</span></li> </ul> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/the-fnf-band-featuring-ninja-drummist/QnCVNXy_LVU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:5Y2Yyy0pvoM Sun, 05 Dec 2010 22:13:40 +0000 2010-12-05T22:13:40-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Ninja Drummist VS EnerGy (Drum Battle) Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This is the exciting, long awaited Drum Battle between myself and my good friend <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/EnerGy-the-Drum-Showman/123467091030793" target="_blank">EnerGy</a> at his event - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/EnerGy-Presents-Friday-Night-Fusion/124172550961325" target="_blank">Friday Night Fusion</a> in Luton, UK on 26th November 2010.</p> <p>This is also probably the first time I've been able to show my skills on my own kit online as I am playing practice kits in most of my other videos.</p> <p>Thanks to EnerGy for inviting me to play and for making this great video of the event. Also thanks to my Dad for helping me get a good drum sound on the night!</p> <p>After the battle, EnerGy challenged me to a remach the same time next year!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/ninja-drummist-vs-energy-drum-battle/5Y2Yyy0pvoM/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:Y25Xmgfl11A Sun, 14 Nov 2010 04:25:13 +0000 2010-11-14T04:25:13-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Ninja Drummist VS EnerGy Promo Shed Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a video promo for my up coming drum battle with awesome drummer <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/EnerGy-the-Drum-Showman/123467091030793" target="_blank">EnerGy</a> as part of his event <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/EnerGy-Presents-Friday-Night-Fusion/124172550961325" target="_blank">Friday Night Fusion</a> on 26th November!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/ninja-drummist-vs-energy-promo-shed/Y25Xmgfl11A/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:DqqCOAVoXno Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:21:02 +0000 2010-07-20T23:21:02-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Testing my student's DW kit Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Man I want one of these!</p> <p>My student Simon is probably one of the keenest I've seen so far. I helped him tune / set up his kit last week and he was kind enough to let me rip on it for a while and sent me this video today!</p> <p>This kit is awesome. It's the first time I've seen DW's quality equipment up close and its truly a work of art. I've attempted to tune the drums to the resonant frequencies stamped inside the drums and they sound beautiful.</p> <p>The hardware is rock solid and their dog bone clamping system allows for some pretty crazy set ups.</p> <p>I'm not sure exactly which model this is as its sadly not mine. But I know the snare is a Mapex Black Panther.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/testing-my-students-dw-kit/DqqCOAVoXno/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:Mri0av3hjrU Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:55:35 +0000 2010-06-15T15:55:35-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Book Report Lick Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This is a better quality version of a lick I had previously posted in September 2009.</p> <p>A little taster of the new <a href="drum-rudiments/hybrid-rudiments/">Hybrid Rudiments</a> page I am working on for my web site and possibly the trickiest lick I have posted to date.</p> <p>I have created an ever growing glossary of Hybrid Rudiments. In order to help you in learning and perfecting these rudiments, I have included easy to read examples, performance tips, free PDF sheet music and video tutorials.</p> <p>While many Drum Kit players recognize the importance of developing a good rudimental vocabulary, very few kit drummers seem to be aware of the huge amount of Hybrid Rudiment possibilities. Snare drummers have been developing rudimental patterns for hundreds of years and much of our musical vocabulary on the kit is comprised of rudiments. I've always felt that it is a shame for kit drummers to be aware of only half of this vocabulary. I know many drummers who have never heard of Hybrid Rudiments and I feel it's time we changed that. Just think of the crazy beats and fills we could create with such complicated sticking patterns!</p> <p>Hybrid Rudiments are the result of combining two or more rudiments to create a new rudimental pattern, though this is not always the case. For example, the Flam Paradiddle is technically a Hybrid Rudiment (even though it is included in standardized lists such as the 40 PAS Rudiments etc) as it combines a Flam with a Paradiddle. They are especially common in drumlines and drum corps. As there are an infinite number of ways to produce new patterns and add variations to those patterns, there is no end to the number of possible hybrid combinations.</p> <p>These are very advanced combinations so you will need to have a good understanding of technique and basic rudiments first (see <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/">40 PAS Rudiments</a>) with lots of practice for best results. Also, rudiments often have strange names but expect some very strange ones for Hybrid Rudiments! (Rudiments are usually named after their sound.)</p> <p>This particular drum lick is based on the "Book Report" Hybrid Rudiment. It combines the paradiddle with flams and a particularly tricky accent / diddle pattern. Check out the free PDF sheet music at the bottom of the video description. I have no idea why they call it Book Report lol (perhaps someone does?). I personally found it quite hard to avoid accenting the flam at first, especially when trying to play the pattern faster.</p> <p>I was teaching this hybrid to a student of mine when it suddenly dawned on me that you could create a pretty mean sounding drum beat with this pattern. Many drummers are familiar with playing drum beats using paradiddles (playing the paradiddle sticking pattern between the snare and hi hats) but, as this rudiment is loosely based on a paradiddle, the same principal can be applied.</p> <p>I am simply playing the Book Report sticking pattern between the snare and hi hats and adding a bass drum on the first note.</p> <p>In the last part of the video, I'm demonstrating a few fill in variations also using the Book Report sticking.</p> <p>I hope this video will inspire other kit drummers to check out Hybrid Rudiments and develop their drumming vocabulary further. It's time we took full advantage of the centuries of development snare drummers have given to providing us with such a wealth of rudiments, patterns and techniques.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools. I'm attempting to make a good sound on this kit, despite its faults, guess I like a challenge lol! I find kits like this help me make an even better sound when I get to play my nice Yamaha/Zildjian.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/book-report-lick/Mri0av3hjrU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:37LbhJTBi7c Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:11:23 +0000 2010-06-10T10:11:23-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Inverted Paradiddle Fill Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This fill is based on an <a href="drum-rudiments/other-rudiments/inverted-paradiddle-4/">Inverted Paradiddle</a>. I have included two variations on the accent pattern.</p> <p>I now have a much better camera, stay tuned for more high quality video lessons.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/inverted-paradiddle-fill/37LbhJTBi7c/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:WXzt126p0Q0 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:04:46 +0000 2010-06-10T09:04:46-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Gospel Lick inspired by Aaron Spears Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This fill was inspired by something I saw Aaron Spears do in a video on YouTube. No one plays Gospel Triplet Fills like Aaron, he is one of my top three drummers at the moment. Check him out if you have not already, awesome drummer!</p> <p>I now have a much better camera, stay tuned for more high quality video lessons.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/gospel-lick-inspired-by-aaron-spears/WXzt126p0Q0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:qmaakX6ytv8 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:32:11 +0000 2010-06-10T08:32:11-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Crazy Beat Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a pretty crazy drum beat I came up with in the practice room. It's really tricky to play!</p> <p>I now have a much better camera, stay tuned for more high quality video lessons.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/crazy-beat/qmaakX6ytv8/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:P9yddcuAV68 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:47:28 +0000 2010-01-15T22:47:28-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Gospel Lick inspired by Brent Easton Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This fill was inspired by something I saw Brent Easton do in a video on YouTube. I really liked the way he plays 1 / 1* patterns using the ride bell. Check him out if you have not already, awesome drummer!</p> <p>* 1 / 1 means playing one note on the hand(s) and one on the feet, like a roll between your hands and feet eg. R B R B R B R B etc</p> <p>I now have a much better camera, stay tuned for more high quality video lessons.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/gospel-lick-inspired-by-brent-easton/P9yddcuAV68/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:a_LjtUdy0fU Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:21:28 +0000 2010-01-15T22:21:28-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - My Favourite Gerald Heyward Fill In Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I love playing this Gerald Heyward fill! I think I first heard him play it on one of the live videos of "Survivor" by Destiny's Child on YouTube. I've been a fan of Gerald's mix of solid pocket and sick chops since the Blackstreet days, awesome stuff! Check him out if you have not already!</p> <p>I now have a much better camera, stay tuned for more high quality video lessons.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/my-favourite-gerald-heyward-fill-in/a_LjtUdy0fU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:0Bqs-BC1tBY Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:53:43 +0000 2010-01-15T17:53:43-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Warming up and testing my new Camera Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Sorry I haven't posted a video for a while. I now have a much better camera, stay tuned for more high quality video lessons.</p> <p>I've been hugely into Gospel Music since I was 17 and I'm hoping some of that awesome drumming influence shows in my playing. Search for gospel drums to see how its really done, there's some seriously sick drummers out there!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/warming-up-and-testing-my-new-camera/0Bqs-BC1tBY/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:YbPcX1UnbWY Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:19:01 +0000 2009-09-09T17:19:01-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Gospel Chops / Jazz Fusion Drum Warmup [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Just warming up while I have a gap between students. The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools. I'm attempting to make a good sound on this kit, despite its faults, guess I like a challenge lol! I find kits like this help me make an even better sound when I get to play my nice Yamaha/Zildjian.</p> <p>Drumming wise, Ive been hugely into Gospel Music for a few years now and I'm hoping some of that awesome drumming style is beginning to creep into my playing. Search for "gospel drums" to see how its really done, there's some seriously sick drummers out there.</p> <p>I'm also practicing some Jazz / Fusion improvisation and trading fours.</p> <p>I've also been hugely inspired by Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb and KJ Sawka, messing around with Drum n Bass and Electronica stuff. Check them out too if you have not already!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/gospel-chops-jazz-fusion-drum-warmup/YbPcX1UnbWY/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:-JwPVZWcp7Y Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:13:31 +0000 2009-09-09T17:13:31-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Flam Paradiddle Five Lick [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This drum lick is based on a <a href="drum-rudiments/hybrid-rudiments/flam-paradiddle-five-221/">Flam Paradiddle Five</a> (first five notes of a Flam Paradiddle). I hope I have broken it down enough for people to get it. The first half of the video show you the sticking and a few fill examples. In the second half, I'm adding an extra bass after the Flam Paradiddle Five and showing some more fill examples and variations.</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our track "Love Is Funky" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/flam-paradiddle-five-lick/-JwPVZWcp7Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:ezNywDlxGx0 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:09:58 +0000 2009-09-09T17:09:58-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ More Gospel Rim Click Tricks [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a few grooves inspired by Chris Dave and George Spanky McCurdy. I love the way these guys use rim clicks in their beats and fills. Very inventive stuff!</p> <p>Have fun and check out Chris Dave and Spanky if you have not already!</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our track "Love Is Funky" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/more-gospel-rim-click-tricks/ezNywDlxGx0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:YW7YIIzUP7s Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:05:55 +0000 2009-09-02T14:05:55-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Paradiddle Lick [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/16-single-paradiddle/">Paradiddle</a> Lick you can try. The first part of the video shows you how to use this pattern in a groove with the snare and hi hats. The second half shows you how to use the same idea in a fill in with the snare and toms.</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our track "Love Is Funky" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/paradiddle-lick/YW7YIIzUP7s/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:iyH1IoYCY9Y Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:16:16 +0000 2009-07-22T18:16:16-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Another Live Drum n Bass / Jungle Improvisation [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's some more Drum n Bass/Jungle stuff. This was entirely improvised so it contains a few mistakes here and there. Ah, warts and all as they say!</p> <p>I'm mostly using tips and tricks Ive picked up watching Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb and KJ Sawka plus a few of my own. Check them out if you have not already!</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our popular Drum n Bass track "Bedford Street" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/another-live-drum-n-bass-jungle-improvisation/iyH1IoYCY9Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:hJbFy_fqYFo Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:46:00 +0000 2009-07-22T17:46:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ "Spanky" Style Drum Lick [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a clip of me playing a lick inspired by George "Spanky" McCurdy. Check him out if you have not already, he and Chris Dave have to be some of the most inventive drummers I've ever seen!</p> <p>The hand pattern is based around the <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/7-five-stroke-roll/">Five Stroke Roll</a>. On the 5th note, I'm playing a hi hat choke. By repeating this phrase, I get an off beat shuffle pattern on the hi hats. Then I accent beats two and four on the snare. Finally, I'm trying to be inventive with the bass drum part, almost treating the hand pattern as an ostinato and attempting to improvise the bass drum part as much as possible.</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our song "Love Is Funky" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. The toms are particularly bad at the moment. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/spanky-style-drum-lick/hJbFy_fqYFo/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:w4Ab7tn--28 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:30:20 +0000 2009-07-22T17:30:20-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ 6 / 8 Groove [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a clip of me playing a 6 / 8 groove I came up with recently. It was inspired by Omar Hakim and Carter Beauford.</p> <p>Omar is great at making 6 /8 sound so "odd" sometimes for an even time signature. I also love the way Carter Beauford plays so busily but his tasteful use of dynamics and grace notes make it work for the music.</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our song "Love Is Funky" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. The toms are particularly bad at the moment. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/6-8-groove/w4Ab7tn--28/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:QSfRATVuecs Sat, 27 Jun 2009 09:34:06 +0000 2009-06-27T09:34:06-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Just grooving... [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>It occurred to me the other day that I have posted many clips of the simpler, more groove based side to my playing. Playing crazy fills, drum n bass beats, tricks and technique displays are great fun and very tempting but its the pocket that your audience are dancing to in most gigging situations. I've earned more money playing pocket than I ever have showing off my skills.<br /><br />I just set the click to quarter notes at 108BPM, plugged it into my Vic Firth silencer headphones (highly recommend these) and started playing.<br /><br />This clip, like most of my playing, is inspired by my love of Gospel music and the Church. I have been a Christian most of my life and have been enjoying the wonder that is Gospel Music since I was 17. Thankfully, this gave me a head start in learning the Gospel Drumming style before the hugely deserved publicity it has received recently from great web sites like <a href="http://www.gospelchops.com" target="_blank">www.gospelchops.com</a>.<br /><br />I mostly play a lot of Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Ska and Reggae be it with my main band, or in session work and you would be surprised just how many other musical genres this awesome style of drumming works with. I encourage drummers to not only take inspiration from the crazy fills that gospel drummers play but also from the solid and powerful pocket and technique they achieve when just playing grooves. <br /><br />I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our song "Love Is Funky" over the end credits.<br /><br />The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/just-grooving/QSfRATVuecs/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:FhFuWwK5w04 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:32:10 +0000 2009-06-26T16:32:10-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Moeller Technique Tutorial / Lesson Part 2 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here is a quick tutorial / lesson on Moeller Technique as popularised by Sanford Moeller. Be sure to check out <a href="video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/_JBYfgXpXMo/">Part 1</a> first!</p> <p>I wanted to go over my method of combining Moeller Technique with Finger Control in more detail. I have a few videos demonstrating this and have a received a few emails asking about it so here it is. Sadly I can't give you free sheet music for the exercises in this video just yet as they will be featured in the instructional Drum Book I am currently writing. <a href="blog/2009/03/17/my-drum-book-suggestions-requests-please/">More details on my drum book can be found here</a>.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-2/FhFuWwK5w04/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:_JBYfgXpXMo Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:56:15 +0000 2009-06-26T15:56:15-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Moeller Technique Tutorial / Lesson Part 1 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here is a quick tutorial / lesson on Moeller Technique as popularised by Sanford Moeller. Be sure to check out <a href="video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-2/FhFuWwK5w04/">Part 2</a>!<br /><br />If you have any questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/_JBYfgXpXMo/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:D-l1spDrus8 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:55:40 +0000 2009-06-24T17:55:40-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Bass Drum Fast Single Pedal Technique [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Just messing about and warming up my single pedal technique.</p> <p>As mentioned in the video, this is (sort of) my own technique. Its a modified version of the slide technique. Where slide technique usually means keeping the foot in contact with the pedal in a sliding sort of motion, I actually leave the pedal in between notes. This reduces the friction created by my shoe and the pedal board and enables me to play faster.</p> <p>It has to be said though that do not play with this technique all the time, only for fast single stroke stuff. I am a great believer in learning all techniques in order to become a well rounded player. As well as this technique, I also use the slide technique, heel-toe, the swivel technique, heel up and heel down. "Different tools for different jobs" as my teacher would say.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days, especially the bass drum pedal. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools. I feel that if I can play fast on this beat up old pedal, it makes it much easier to play my lovely Iron Cobra single pedal when I get to use my own kit.</p> <p>Never been a fan of double pedals, just a personal preference as I'm not really a rock / metal drummer. Occasionally, a gig calls for faster pedal work, so I stumbled upon this technique one day. The funny part is I actually lost points on my Grade 2 drum exam for my use of this technique when I was about 8 or 9! Wish I could show that examiner this video lol! You can also use this technique to identify the drummers in the room at a gig, they are the ones staring at your right foot lol.</p> <p>Jojo Mayer is faster than me though with his rocking, heel-toe like motion that he demonstrates in a modern drummer video on youtube. Check it out if you have not already!</p> <p>It has taken many years of practice to build my speed and endurance with this technique. I'm still developing it everyday and I have a few students that can do it now too. Sharing what we learn is what keeps God's gift of music alive and if you have a similar technique or just simply want to ask a question about it, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a>.</p> <p>Maybe you are faster than me and can show me how its done :)</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/bass-drum-fast-single-pedal-technique/D-l1spDrus8/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:Cc-K90zuuts Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:07:55 +0000 2009-06-24T16:07:55-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Push - Pull Technique Tutorial / Lesson Part 2 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Please watch Part 1, if you have not already. Sadly, YouTube have a 10 minute limit on video uploads so I had to cut it into two parts.<br /><br />This video is a response to some of the questions I have received via email recently re one handed rolls. I wanted to show a comparison on 3 ways of achieving a one handed roll type sound. <br /><br />Finger Control is great for speed and is easy to do but you may feel some muscle burn if you do it for long periods of time. Check out <a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/">my two part Finger Control Lesson</a> for more info.<br /><br />Freehand Technique is definitely the fastest (for me anyway) but is limited to drums / cymbals with a fixed edge. Check out <a href="video/one-handed-drum-roll-tutorial-lesson-freehand-technique/3RZhKrmZcw8/">my Freehand Technique Lesson</a> for more info.<br /><br />Push - Pull is more efficient than Finger Control and can be used for longer periods of time without feeling any strain. Though not as fast as Freehand, it is more versatile as it can be done on any surface.<br /><br />I'm aware that I have not mentioned <a href="video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/_JBYfgXpXMo/">Moeller Technique</a> or Three Bombs etc, they will have to wait for my next video :).<br /><br />If you have any more questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/push-pull-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-2/Cc-K90zuuts/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:rpEIgguzi_Q Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:32:22 +0000 2009-06-24T15:32:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Push - Pull Technique Tutorial / Lesson Part 1 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here is a quick tutorial / lesson on Push - Pull Technique. This video is a response to some of the questions I have received via email recently re one handed rolls.</p> <p>Sadly, YouTube have a 10 minute limit on video uploads so I had to cut it into two parts. <a href="video/push-pull-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-2/Cc-K90zuuts/">Please watch part two!</a></p> <p>If you have any more questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/push-pull-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/rpEIgguzi_Q/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:5U0SSenAMeQ Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:22:59 +0000 2009-06-16T09:22:59-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Finger Control Technique Tutorial / Lesson Part 2 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This is a follow up to my <a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/">previous tutorial / lesson on Finger Control Technique</a>. (Also known as Gladstone technique etc).</p> <p>This video is a response to some of the questions I have received via email recently and a more detailed guide to the technique for beginners. If you have any more questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-2/5U0SSenAMeQ/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:v-CoYifoIKw Sun, 17 May 2009 08:55:39 +0000 2009-05-17T08:55:39-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Finger Control Technique Tutorial / Lesson Part 1 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p><a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-2/5U0SSenAMeQ/">Part 2</a> of this tutorial is now available.</p> <p>Here is a quick tutorial / lesson on Finger Control Technique. (Also known as Gladstone technique etc). This video is a response to some of the questions I have received via email recently re my <a href="video/single-stroke-roll-exercise-finger-control/xMQEhY5Gu3Y/">previous video on playing single strokes with this technique</a>.</p> <p>If you have any more questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:k7KJX_JbdvQ Sun, 17 May 2009 08:38:36 +0000 2009-05-17T08:38:36-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Buzz Roll Technique Tutorial / Lesson [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here is a quick tutorial / lesson on <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/4-buzz-roll/">Buzz Roll</a> Technique. (Also known as Closed Roll, Press Roll and Orchestral Roll etc). This video is a response to some of the questions I have received via email recently. This video is aimed more so at beginners than my previous videos.</p> <p>If you have any more questions, please <a href="contact/">contact me</a> and hopefully I can help.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/buzz-roll-technique-tutorial-lesson/k7KJX_JbdvQ/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:3RZhKrmZcw8 Fri, 15 May 2009 03:57:54 +0000 2009-05-15T03:57:54-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - One Handed Drum Roll Tutorial / Lesson (Freehand Technique) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a little lesson on the Freehand Technique, One Handed Roll, Rim Roll or Gravity Blast as popularized by the awesome Johnny Rabb. I actually learned this technique while watching <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008K9HV?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=ninjdrum-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00008K9HV" target="_blank">John Blackwell's "Technique, Grooving, And Showmanship" DVD</a>.<img style="border: medium none ! important; margin: 0px ! important;" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00008K9HV" border="0" alt="" width="1" height="1" /></p> <p>It works by using the rim of the drum as the fulcrum point and allows you to get two notes for each movement by using an upstroke (playing a note whilst lifting your hand up). Hopefully you can see how it works from the video.</p> <p>Its a cool trick to use in a solo but I get the most use out of it playing Drum n Bass as you can manipulate the sound of the drum with the left hand whilst playing fast stuff with the right.</p> <p>Confession time: Wish I could do the technique this fast with my left hand though lol.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/one-handed-drum-roll-tutorial-lesson-freehand-technique/3RZhKrmZcw8/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:drfPywPsAGM Fri, 15 May 2009 02:50:33 +0000 2009-05-15T02:50:33-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Warming up on an even more battered old kit [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the nastiest kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. All the nicer kits were already in use so I thought I would warm up on this one until the one I usually practice on was free. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools. I'm attempting to make a good sound on this kit, despite its faults, guess I like a challenge lol! I find kits like this help me make an even better sound when I get to play my nice Yamaha/Zildjian.</p> <p>Drumming wise, Ive been hugely into Gospel Music for a few years now and I'm hoping some of that awesome drumming style is beginning to creep into my playing. Search for "gospel drums" to see how its really done, there's some seriously sick drummers out there.</p> <p>I've also been hugely inspired by Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb and KJ Sawka, messing around with Drum n Bass and Electronica stuff. Check them out too if you have not already.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/warming-up-on-an-even-more-battered-old-kit/drfPywPsAGM/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:ivQ7aFka_Mw Tue, 12 May 2009 15:31:27 +0000 2009-05-12T15:31:27-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum n Bass / Jungle / Electronica Beats, Grooves and Clips [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Just a small collection of beats and loops Ive been working on. Been working on some slower, electronica style beats as well as the dnb / jungle stuff.</p> <p>I'm also trying out playing the bottom side of the snare and using the snare wires to create scratching sounds. Not sure if this is a good idea on my own snare drums as the bottom head is usually paper thin but hey, this is not my snare and the bottom head is already dented and the snare wires are already bent up so I'm free to experiment here.</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our popular drum n bass track "Bedford Street" over the end credits.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-n-bass-jungle-electronica-beats-grooves-and-clips/ivQ7aFka_Mw/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:yb_pk_Yy8nk Sun, 10 May 2009 15:01:41 +0000 2009-05-10T15:01:41-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum n Bass / Jungle - Another Snare Muting Trick [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This is a follow up to <a href="video/drum-n-bass-jungle-snare-muting/X3nE0gwFR5k/">my previous video on snare muting</a>.</p> <p>Here's another trick I discovered recently for creating processed drum sounds acoustically while muting the snare drum with the right hand.</p> <p>The right hand may look a little strange here but I'm muting the snare while playing the hi hat and rim clicks. I'm also pressing the stick into the snare which causes a slight overtone when you hit the hi hats and also changes the pitch/timbre of the snare slightly.</p> <p>By pushing the right stick past the hi hats, you can quickly play a rim click with the same hand. Then, by adding another note on the snare with the left hand, you get a three note pattern that sounds like the processed drum sounds used in electronic music and it sounds faster than it really is. I'm almost pushing the right stick "through" the hi hats when it gets really fast.</p> <p>I thought I would add an audio clip of my band - <a href="http://www.newgrooveformation.com" target="_blank">New Groove Formation</a> playing our popular drum n bass track "Bedford Street" over the end credits.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-n-bass-jungle-another-snare-muting-trick/yb_pk_Yy8nk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:vdWKMxHEmC4 Sun, 10 May 2009 15:00:59 +0000 2009-05-10T15:00:59-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Live Drum n Bass / Jungle Improvisation [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's some more Drum n Bass/Jungle stuff. Whilst watching <a href="video/drum-n-bass-jungle-practice/-KCOITfy8bk/">my previous Drum n Bass video</a>, I noticed that it ceases to sound like real Drum n Bass if played to loud. Im trying to keep a lighter touch in this video and I think this makes it sound more like the real thing. This was entirely improvised and contains a few mistakes here and there. Ah, warts and all as they say</p> <p>Im mostly using tips and tricks Ive picked up watching Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb and KJ Sawka. Check them out if you have not already!</p> <p>Technique wise its mostly all <a href="video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/_JBYfgXpXMo/">Moeller Technique</a> for the fast accented 16ths and a bit of <a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/">Finger Control</a>/Push-Pull for the singles and doubles. Im also using <a href="video/one-handed-drum-roll-tutorial-lesson-freehand-technique/3RZhKrmZcw8/">Freehand Technique</a> to achieve one handed rolls whilst manipulating the sound of the drums with the other hand.</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/live-drum-n-bass-jungle-improvisation/vdWKMxHEmC4/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:xMQEhY5Gu3Y Sun, 10 May 2009 14:57:22 +0000 2009-05-10T14:57:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Single Stroke Roll Exercise (Finger Control) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here is a great exercise for improving your speed, endurance and control with the <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/1-single-stroke-roll/">Single Stroke Roll</a>. It will also help you create an even sound when playing single strokes using finger control. It isolates each hand in order to perfect the motion and leads with both the right and left hand.</p> <p>The exercise is widely known as <a href="drum-exercises/hand-technique-exercises/eight-on-a-hand-1/">Eight on a Hand</a> as it contains eight strokes on each hand.</p> <p>Try to limit wrist and arm motion to an absolute minimum. Also, do not squeeze the stick between the thumb and index finger, this will create unnecessary friction on the stick and will slow you down. The faster you want to play, the more relaxed you need to be!</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/single-stroke-roll-exercise-finger-control/xMQEhY5Gu3Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:_hci_VZaoWM Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:33:22 +0000 2009-04-10T01:33:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ More Practice Kit Shredding Clips [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Shredding on The Practice Kit!</p> <p>Check out my <a href="video/practice-tools-and-tips-tour-of-my-practice-kit/zGbMz-Lqaq0/">previous video</a> giving a tour of <a href="about-me/drum-equipment/">My Practice Kit</a>.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/more-practice-kit-shredding-clips/_hci_VZaoWM/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:_5u2T35Ltdk Thu, 09 Apr 2009 02:46:22 +0000 2009-04-09T02:46:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Crazy Gospel Fill [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a cool gospel fill Ive been working on. Ive tried to slow it down as much as possible. Have fun!</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/crazy-gospel-fill/_5u2T35Ltdk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:UGSoVfpf2tQ Thu, 09 Apr 2009 02:27:22 +0000 2009-04-09T02:27:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Diddle Paradiddle Lick [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's another <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/16-single-paradiddle/">Paradiddle</a> lick for you. The pattern Im playing is RRLRLL and Im playing it at semi quaver (16th note) speed which makes it cross over the bar lines in an interesting way. By accenting all the right hands, you get quite an unusual rhythm.</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/diddle-paradiddle-lick/UGSoVfpf2tQ/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:hphp663Xn3Y Thu, 09 Apr 2009 01:59:22 +0000 2009-04-09T01:59:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Accent Control (Combining Finger Control and Moeller Technique) Part 2 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>The following exercise demonstrates another great way to combine finger control and moeller technique. While finger control is great for tap strokes, it lacks the accent power that moeller technique has. I developed this exercise to improve my ability to swap between these two techniques when playing fast accent patterns.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/accent-control-combining-finger-control-and-moeller-technique-part-2/hphp663Xn3Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:0AFehm-5Y24 Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:48:22 +0000 2009-04-08T13:48:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Accent Control (Combining Finger Control and Moeller Technique) Part 1 [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>The following exercise demonstrates a great way to combine finger control and moeller technique. While finger control is great for tap strokes, it lacks the accent power that moeller technique has. I developed this exercise to improve my ability to swap between these two techniques when playing fast accent patterns.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/accent-control-combining-finger-control-and-moeller-technique-part-1/0AFehm-5Y24/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:HI7Z_8_JHJI Wed, 08 Apr 2009 00:22:22 +0000 2009-04-08T00:22:22-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Flam Accent, Cheese, Flam Drags and Flam Fives Exercise [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/20-flam/">Flam</a> control exercise I wrote featuring <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/21-flam-accent/">Flam Accents</a>, <a href="drum-rudiments/hybrid-rudiments/cheese-2/">Cheese</a>, <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/30-flam-drag/">Flam Drags</a> and <a href="drum-rudiments/hybrid-rudiments/flam-five-14/">Flam Fives</a>. Practicing this exercise will improve your overall Flam and Diddle Control. I have included both matched and traditional grip demonstrations.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/flam-accent-cheese-flam-drags-and-flam-fives-exercise/HI7Z_8_JHJI/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:OjjbA9M_xw4 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:39:28 +0000 2009-03-25T13:39:28-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Shredding The Practice Kit [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Shredding on The Practice Kit!</p> <p>Check out my <a href="video/practice-tools-and-tips-tour-of-my-practice-kit/zGbMz-Lqaq0/">previous video</a> giving a tour of <a href="about-me/drum-equipment/">My Practice Kit</a>.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/shredding-the-practice-kit/OjjbA9M_xw4/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:EO-KoSwJn2Y Fri, 20 Mar 2009 19:03:28 +0000 2009-03-20T19:03:28-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Paradiddle Exercise [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This exercise is based on a Paradiddle Tree but it also includes an alternating <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/19-paradiddle-diddle/">Paradiddle-diddle</a> at the end. I wrote this exercise to try to bring the other paradiddle variations up to the same level as the <a href="drum-rudiments/pas-rudiments/16-single-paradiddle/">Single Paradiddle</a>. Heres the sticking:<br /><br />R L R R L R L L X2<br />R L R L R R L R L R L L X2<br />R L R L R L R R L R L R L R L L X2<br />R L R R L L R L R R L L R L R R L R L L R R L R L L R R L R L L X2</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/paradiddle-exercise/EO-KoSwJn2Y/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:zGbMz-Lqaq0 Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:39:28 +0000 2009-03-20T18:39:28-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Practice Tools and Tips (Tour of my Practice Kit) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's some tools and tips for practicing.</p> <p><a href="about-me/drum-equipment/">My Practice Kit</a> has been a work in progress for a year or so and is an attempt to mimic the size and shape of my acoustic kit. So basically, Im practicing on a quieter version of the same thing.</p> <p>Most of the kit is made up out of the DW Go Anywhere Practice Kit (White Pads). I wanted a really nice pad for the snare so I have the Vic Firth 12&Prime; Double Sided Pad (love it so much I also want to get the 6&Prime; version of this pad).</p> <p>The Hi Hat Pedal and Crash Cymbal Pads were made by my Dad. Years ago we were trying to build our own electric kit experimenting with different materials and piezo sensors. Dont really bother with the electronic side of things anymore though.</p> <p>As you can see, Im very much running out of space in my tiny box room at home so this it is an ideal solution for my space issues as well as neighbour troubles.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/practice-tools-and-tips-tour-of-my-practice-kit/zGbMz-Lqaq0/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:qyiadrWWaeI Mon, 02 Mar 2009 20:31:28 +0000 2009-03-02T20:31:28-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ More One Handed Drum Roll Trickery (Freehand Technique) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>A few people have asked about the different sounds or effects Im getting whilst playing a one handed roll (freehand technique). Please see my <a href="video/one-handed-drum-roll-freehand-technique/IWscz6QJp9s/">first video</a> for a more detailed view of the technique itself.</p> <p>I always try to make techniques or tricks as musical as possible if Im going to use them. I believe Johnny Rabb dubbed this technique the freehand technique as it provides you with just that, a free hand! So the next question is, what stuff can you do with the other hand? Also, can the technique be used to play rudiments and more interesting rhythmic patterns?</p> <p>Mostly inspired by Johnny Rabb, I started to experiment with some of the possibilities and heres a few ideas I stumbled upon:</p> <p>At 0:09, I am showing the trick John Blackwell uses in his Technique, Grooving, and Showmanship DVD. Staring with a double stroke roll and switching to the freehand technique. This works great in solos!</p> <p>At 0:23, I am tuning the head up by pressing in the center with the other hand. At 0:34, Im tuning the head down by manipulating the air flowing around the head, place your arm around the edge of the drum and somehow this makes the head go down in pitch. This is great for the snare tuning tricks used in drum n bass.</p> <p>At 0:53, Im demonstrating how the technique can be used to play rudiments and other rhythmic patterns. Starting with open 5 stroke rolls, 7 stroke rolls and 9 stroke rolls (you guys can fill in the rest). A good way to practice this is the question/answer type way Im playing it here, play it with both hands and then copy it with one!</p> <p>At 1:40, Im showing Johnny Rabbs trick by playing rim clicks with the left whilst playing freehand technique on the left stick with the right hand. By pressing the butt of the left stick into the head, you can achieve a variety of different pitches. This can also be achieved by rolling the left stick across the head as seen at 2:03.At 2:38, Im demonstrating my triplet trick. Play a rim click and then play a double using freehand technique. The see saw like motion of freehand technique pushes the right stick out of the way allowing you to play this three note pattern very fast without tripping yourself up on the rim click.</p> <p>In response to youtube user ZZEROO99, at 3:15 Im demonstrating how freehand technique can be used on the hi hats as well as the drums. It only really works using the butt end of the stick because the stick mashes into the edge of the cymbals too much with the tip, as shown in the video. So far Ive discovered that this technique will work on any surface that has a fixed edge. It works on all drums and closed hi hats but will not work very well at all on crashes or open hi hats as the edge moves around too much and will not pivot the stick (thats not to say you couldnt hold the cymbals still with the other hand).</p> <p>At 3:37, you can move the stick slightly so it plays on the opposite side of the rim instead of the head.</p> <p>At 3:45, Im showing another Johnny Rabb trick. Slide the left stick underneath to get a sound that almost sounds like a Phaser effect heard often in drum n bass.</p> <p>Finally, at 4:10, Ive been practicing the technique with my left hand since my last One Handed Drum Roll video. Still not quite as good as my right hand but its getting there.</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/more-one-handed-drum-roll-trickery-freehand-technique/qyiadrWWaeI/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:jO-eYzxlNXg Mon, 02 Mar 2009 20:01:28 +0000 2009-03-02T20:01:28-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Gospel Rim Click Trick [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a lick inspired by Chris Dave and George Spanky McCurdy. The trick involves playing a Rim Click with the left hand followed by a double stroke played with the right hand on top of the left stick. This gives the effect of a very fast rim click pattern.</p> <p>I hope I have played the full lick slow enough for people to get it. Have fun and check out Chris Dave and Spanky if you have not already!</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/gospel-rim-click-trick/jO-eYzxlNXg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:iiYa8Pp7rSw Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:42:00 +0000 2008-06-23T20:42:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Warming up and trying to break the sound barrier lol [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Sorry I haven't posted a video for a while.</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.<br /><br />Drumming wise, Ive been hugely into Gospel Music for a few years now and Im hoping some of that awesome drumming style is beginning to creep into my playing. Search for gospel drums to see how its really done, theres some seriously sick drummers out there.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/warming-up-and-trying-to-break-the-sound-barrier-lol/iiYa8Pp7rSw/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:oElF56HLSus Wed, 04 Jun 2008 16:53:00 +0000 2008-06-04T16:53:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Playing rolls between hands and feet [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I've always found 1 / 1 one of the hardest linear patterns to play fast and smooth without it turning into flams, especially when leading with the left hand. 1 / 1 means to play one note with the hands and one note with the foot in a continuous pattern (in other words, playing a roll between the hands and feet). I love the way drummers like Aaron Spears, dana hawkins etc use this pattern to almost devastating effect.</p> <p>I'm not really a fan of double pedals so this is all done using a single bass drum pedal. Check out my video on bass drum technique to see the technique Im using.</p> <p>I wrote this little exercise to help me make this pattern smoother and faster whilst developing both right and left hands. It starts with 4 notes on each hand, then 3 notes, then 2 and finally a paradiddle just for fun. The bass drum is playing one note in between each note I play with my hands.</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/playing-rolls-between-hands-and-feet/oElF56HLSus/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:awyAYmia-kg Wed, 04 Jun 2008 16:39:00 +0000 2008-06-04T16:39:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Songo Latin Groove Break Down [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a video of me demonstrating and breaking down my interpretation of the Songo bass drum pattern, widely used in latin/jazz music. It requires a lot of 4 way independence to play it smoothly. Towards the end of the video, Im demonstrating some of the many possible variations of this pattern.</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/songo-latin-groove-break-down/awyAYmia-kg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:f80AXpYbvuU Sat, 17 May 2008 15:46:00 +0000 2008-05-17T15:46:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Funky 15 / 8 Groove [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Playing a groove I came up with in 15/8 and trying to stretch out a little whilst still holding the time signature. Its pretty hard to do as Im not using a click track or metronome here but rather trying to feel the odd time signature instead. Im deliberately trying to throw myself off the groove when Im playing the fills to see if I cant still keep track of where I am. Great fun!</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/funky-15-8-groove/f80AXpYbvuU/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:gl7kBUhzvSE Thu, 15 May 2008 03:20:00 +0000 2008-05-15T03:20:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Freaky Drum Stick Trick Slow Motion Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>As requested by 01skillzthatkillz01 heres the video again in slow motion. Forgive the titles, Im learning how to use windows movie maker lol.<br /><br />As with the <a href="video/freaky-drum-stick-trick/0AlpG2vbg5U/">first video</a>, thanks to YouTube user shkakhan1234 for alerting me to this cool trick. It has to be the freakiest looking trick Ive learned so far. The stick rolls across your knuckles and gets trapped by the other stick on the other side, by quickly twisting your wrist it comes back again. Took me about an hour to get it but Im still dropping sticks all over the place.<br /><br />And yes I borrowed my Mums camera for this one, still have yet to get a decent one of my own but theres loads of expensive drum stuff I want first lol.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/freaky-drum-stick-trick-slow-motion/gl7kBUhzvSE/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:0AlpG2vbg5U Wed, 14 May 2008 03:20:00 +0000 2008-05-14T03:20:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Freaky Drum Stick Trick Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Please watch the <a href="video/freaky-drum-stick-trick-slow-motion/gl7kBUhzvSE/">slow motion version of this video</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to YouTube user shkakhan1234 for alerting me to this cool trick. It has to be the freakiest looking trick Ive learned so far. The stick rolls across your knuckles and gets trapped by the other stick on the other side, by quickly twisting your wrist it comes back again. Took me about an hour to get it but I'm still dropping sticks all over the place.</p> <p>And yes I borrowed my Mum's camera for this one, still have yet to get a decent one of my own but there's loads of expensive drum stuff I want first lol.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/freaky-drum-stick-trick/0AlpG2vbg5U/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:QpQoQjbeJGQ Tue, 13 May 2008 19:03:00 +0000 2008-05-13T19:03:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Jazz Coordination Exercise [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here I'm playing an ostinato with the feet and the left hand whilst playing a 3/4 swing pattern on the ride with the right. Ive tried to break down the pattern for you and Ive also discovered that the first half of the ostinato can be applied to a nice latin pattern with rim clicks and the rack tom. Have fun!</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/jazz-coordination-exercise/QpQoQjbeJGQ/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:CR8yx4lzweI Mon, 12 May 2008 21:33:00 +0000 2008-05-12T21:33:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Gospel Lick (part2) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Please check out <a href="video/gospel-lick-part1/nqtEwuk_Qyo/">Part 1</a>, if you have not already.</p> <p>Just a few more ideas for moving the pattern around the kit.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/gospel-lick-part2/CR8yx4lzweI/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:nqtEwuk_Qyo Mon, 12 May 2008 19:38:00 +0000 2008-05-12T19:38:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Video Lesson - Gospel Lick (part1) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a gospel lick I came up with in the practice room. The combination between the hands and foot is R L R B B L B R B B L B and is 12 notes long played over 32nd notes. I'm just experimenting with different different places I can move it on the kit. Have fun, blessings!</p> <p>Please check out <a href="video/gospel-lick-part2/CR8yx4lzweI/">Part 2</a> for other variations.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/gospel-lick-part1/nqtEwuk_Qyo/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:41mcqS5KcGA Mon, 12 May 2008 19:07:00 +0000 2008-05-12T19:07:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Paradiddle Independence Exercise [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's an idea Ive been working on for a little while. I'm playing a paradiddle between the floor tom, hi hat and snare drum. The left hand pattern allows you to play an off beat choke pattern on the hi hats. Then I play doubles on the bass pedal. Lastly, I'm changing the pattern at the end by occasionally keeping the right hand on the floor tom instead of moving it around with the rest of the pattern.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/paradiddle-independence-exercise/41mcqS5KcGA/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:i5uqxSc9I4Q Mon, 12 May 2008 18:28:00 +0000 2008-05-12T18:28:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ One Handed Roll (Push Pull Technique) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a very short video of the push-pull technique. The camera battery died :(. I was inspired by Buddy Rich to learn this technique but after seeing the speed Jojo Mayer gets out of this technique, I had to nail it. Check him out, hes much faster than me.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/one-handed-roll-push-pull-technique/i5uqxSc9I4Q/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:-KCOITfy8bk Mon, 05 May 2008 19:52:00 +0000 2008-05-05T19:52:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum n Bass / Jungle Practice [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's me practicing some of the drum n bass stuff Ive been working on. Mostly using tips and tricks Ive picked up watching Jojo Mayer, Johnny Rabb and KJ Sawka.</p> <p>Technique wise its mostly all <a href="video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/_JBYfgXpXMo/">Moeller Technique</a> for the fast 16ths and a bit of <a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/">Gladstone Technique</a> for the singles and doubles. Im also trying to learn a bit of KJ Sawkas technique too, he has such a nice touch on the snare that seems to suit the genre better. Check him out if you havent already, sick!</p> <p>The kit Im playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-n-bass-jungle-practice/-KCOITfy8bk/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:62S_L2XRyUY Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:17:00 +0000 2008-04-22T19:17:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Dance Electronica - Snare Muting [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Had to post this nifty little trick I picked up from Jojo Mayer. The right hand may look a little strange here but I'm muting the snare while playing the hi hat and rim clicks. I'm also pressing the stick into the snare which causes a slight overtone when you hit the hi hats. Towards the end I am muting the snare on and off which changes the pitch/timbre slightly.</p> <p>Check <a href="video/drum-n-bass-jungle-snare-muting/X3nE0gwFR5k/">my first snare muting video</a> out too, I'm applying the same idea to drum n bass/jungle beats. Ah the possibilities are endless lol.</p> <p>Left hand wise its mostly <a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/">Gladstone Technique</a> for the singles, doubles and press/buzz rolls.</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/dance-electronica-snare-muting/62S_L2XRyUY/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:X3nE0gwFR5k Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:23:00 +0000 2008-04-21T18:23:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum n Bass / Jungle - Snare Muting [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Had to post this nifty little trick I picked up from Jojo Mayer. The right hand may look a little strange here but I'm muting the snare while playing the hi hat and rim clicks. I'm also pressing the stick into the snare which causes a slight overtone when you hit the hi hats. Towards the end I am muting the snare on and off which changes the pitch/timbre slightly.</p> <p>Check <a href="video/dance-electronica-snare-muting/62S_L2XRyUY/">my second snare muting video</a> out too, I'm applying the same idea to more straight dance/electronica beats. Ah the possibilities are endless lol.</p> <p>Left hand wise its mostly all <a href="video/moeller-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/_JBYfgXpXMo/">Moeller Technique</a> for the fast 16ths and a bit of <a href="video/finger-control-technique-tutorial-lesson-part-1/v-CoYifoIKw/">Gladstone Technique</a> for the singles and doubles. I'm also trying to learn a bit of KJ Sawka's technique too, he has such a nice touch on the snare that seems to suit the genre better. Check him out if you haven't already, sick!</p> <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-n-bass-jungle-snare-muting/X3nE0gwFR5k/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:XKX9TKISdfg Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:20:00 +0000 2008-04-17T20:20:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Just warming up on a knackered old kit [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>The kit I'm playing has sadly seen better days. Its the practice/teaching kit at work and its in dire need of some new skins. But hey, a bad workman blames his tools.</p> <p>Drumming wise, Ive been hugely into Gospel Music for a few years now and I'm hoping some of that awesome drumming style is beginning to creep into my playing. Search for "gospel drums" to see how its really done, there's some seriously sick drummers out there.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/just-warming-up-on-a-knackered-old-kit/XKX9TKISdfg/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:IWscz6QJp9s Sun, 24 Jun 2007 20:32:00 +0000 2007-06-24T20:32:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ One Handed Drum Roll (Freehand Technique) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Here's a little demo of the Freehand Technique, One Handed Roll, Rim Roll or Gravity Blast as popularized by the awesome Johnny Rabb. I actually learned this technique while watching <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008K9HV?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=ninjdrum-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00008K9HV" target="_blank">John Blackwell's "Technique, Grooving, And Showmanship" DVD</a>.<img style="border: medium none ! important; margin: 0px ! important;" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ninjdrum-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00008K9HV" border="0" alt="" width="1" height="1" /></p> <p>It works by using the rim of the drum as the fulcrum point and allows you to get two notes for each movement by using an upstroke (playing a note whilst lifting your hand up). Hopefully you can see how it works from the video.</p> <p>Its a cool trick to use in a solo but I get the most use out of it playing Drum n Bass as you can manipulate the sound of the drum with the left hand whilst playing fast stuff with the right.</p> <p>Confession time: Wish I could do the technique this fast with my left hand though lol.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/one-handed-drum-roll-freehand-technique/IWscz6QJp9s/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:NzkVz5ETqyE Mon, 18 Jun 2007 02:31:00 +0000 2007-06-18T02:31:00-04:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Bass Drum Pedal Technique (Side View) [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>I've been asked a few times what pedal technique I use. Its a sort of jumping motion using the sweet spot to get enough bounce for the second note when playing doubles. The sweet spot is (usually) located 1-2 inches from the top of the pedal and it seems to bounce back quicker when playing in this area.</p> <p>I'm not using the heel-toe method, neither am I using the slide technique but rather I make the first note on the sweet spot and the second note at the top of the pedal board. Its more of a jumping motion and, while similar to the slide technique, this jumping motion reduces the friction on the pedal board allowing me to play faster and louder. I call it the Jumping Technique. More videos on this once I get my new camera.</p> <p>Both notes are made using the ball of my foot using my ankle. Never been a fan of double pedals so I developed this way of playing fast bass drum stuff.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/bass-drum-pedal-technique-side-view/NzkVz5ETqyE/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:Rr-t5X2ZC0U Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:50:00 +0000 2007-03-10T18:50:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ More Drum n Bass Stuff [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Did another Drum n Bass video today. Using cymbals on the drums to get more drum n bass noises. Trying to make it sound as little like acoustic drums as possible.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/more-drum-n-bass-stuff/Rr-t5X2ZC0U/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:y-OaB6F-v-c Thu, 08 Mar 2007 22:44:00 +0000 2007-03-08T22:44:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Pocket Funk/Hip Hop Drumming [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>This is me practicing pocket playing. This is something I don't think many drummers practice enough. Crazy fills and stick tricks are cool but this stuff keeps the gigs rolling in.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/pocket-funk-hip-hop-drumming/y-OaB6F-v-c/ Lewis Partridge tag:ninjadrummist.com,2009:video:tubLltZrSh0 Fri, 02 Mar 2007 23:47:00 +0000 2007-03-02T23:47:00-05:00 http://www.ninjadrummist.com/drum-videos/my-drum-videos/ Drum n Bass [LQ] Check my official site at http://www.ninjadrummist.com for more videos! <p>Me playing drum n bass.</p> http://www.ninjadrummist.com/video/drum-n-bass/tubLltZrSh0/ Lewis Partridge