Blog 1, Dec 16

Welcome to my new website blog and thanks for stopping by.

We will be developing various pages over the next few months so do check back.

Jim Blackley’s great books including Syncopated Rolls and The Essence of Jazz Drumming will be available early in the new year and Meet the Bass Player is available again now on CD or digital download right from this site.

I’ll also be posting ideas for building listening experience, reality based practice concepts and other
issues relative to playing music at our drums. So, lots of interesting stuff in the pipeline.

Feel free to get in touch with any comments (clean please!) or ideas for future topics.

If you are interested in studying with me you will also soon be able to book lessons online up to 6 weeks in advance.

You can also follow my Facebook page where I’ll attempt to keep updated information flowing.

December will be a busy month - we’re just about to open Cinderella at the London Palladium - the first time this strange traditional British Christmas form of entertainment has played there in 30 years! Should be varying degrees of mayhem, hectic, participatory, noisy and busy!

Also on BBC2 on Boxing Day is a TV show recorded this last September called The Entire Universe with Eric Idle, Professor Brian Cox and other guests - this was also complete mayhem and a lot of laughs, many of which were recorded. Something about festive mayhem this time of year?

So, see you in the new year!

All best



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