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Britchops Drum Tuition Foundation Drum Course Website

What is the Course

Do you sometimes wonder, ‘I want to learn how to play the Drums’, but don’t know where to begin? Well, you’ve found the right place online to make a quality start to your learning with the Foundation Drum Course from Britchops Drum Tuition.

This set of beginner drums lessons has been designed with the basic or novice level drummer in mind. All starter drummers who want to learn how to play drums can now learn in the comfort of their own home, on their own Drum Kit.

It is a digital eBook in Adobe PDF format and provides you with many basic skills, tips and techniques to help you learn to play todays modern drumming music styles, such as Pop, Rock and Britpop/Indie music.

You can download it from this website to your Windows PC/Apple Mac/iMac or equivalent Laptop, Tablet or iPad systems and you can then learn to play basic drums in your own time, on your own Drum Kit/Set.

No previous experience of reading music, being a musician or having taken personal drum lessons with a local drums tutor/instructor is required.

Download from this website anywhere in the UK or Worldwide (in English language) from London to Toronto, Manchester to Frankfurt. It is suitable for students of all ages.

Britchops Drum Tuition – your own Kit, your own Time.

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What’s Inside

The Britchops Foundation Drum Course is much more than your typical drums/percussion book or CD. It is a set of drums classes that features a complete interactive MIDI File Library, to play along with and learn the Course.

The Britchops Course also features practical lesson topics ranging from Setting Up the Drum Kit/Set (inc. Drums, Cymbals and Stands) and Holding your Drumsticks Correctly to Play Basic Strokes (Hands and Feet) and Creating your First Drums Parts inc. Grooves/Beats and Fills in modern music styles, such as Pop/Charts, Rock, Britpop/Indie and Dance/Funk.

It has been specially developed so that any GM (General Midi)/Roland GS MIDI File Player available online with a built-in tempo changer can be used with the Britchops MIDI File Library. 

For example, the excellent FREEware vanBasco’s MIDI Player, available to download on the Course MIDI File Playback Options page, can demo every exercise on the Britchops Course, at any speed to help teach you the basics of modern drums in a fun, easy to learn, style.

When using this FREE MIDIware, your confidence will build with the tempo of each exercise, groove or fill. Or, you can simply learn every session ’by ear’!

Together these practical and interactive features will take you step-by-step through the very ABC’s of reading drum music so that you can grasp the essential concepts and skills needed to play today’s modern drumming basics.

The Britchops Foundation Drum Course also features an example Drum Chart by 90′s Britpop Band Oasis, see below.

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How do I Use the Course?

You can choose how you want to use this flexible Course material:

Either use it like a hobby/pastime eBook or drumming guide app to read and play in your free time. Or, as an ’Introduction to Drums’ MIDI eBook Drum Course. Here you would use the Course with your own Drum Kit and PC/Mac setup to best aid personal drumming instruction in your home without a drums tutor.

However, if you prefer, you can use the Course material to compliment the teaching of your traditional one-to-one drumming lessons with your local drum tutor/instructor. The Britchops Course need not replace personal lessons, but improve your private tutor lesson experience with ready written practice material.

Samples of the course can be found in our FREE Blog Posts below and a further, more extensive, PDF sample can be found on the Purchase Course page by clicking the Red Button in the Product Description section. Installation instructions can also be found in FAQ.

Please Note: All major credit/debit cards accepted inc. Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Amex & Maestro in all major Currencies via PayPal with secure encrypted SSL transactions. All purchases come with a 30-Day no quibble full Refund, if required, from date of purchase.

Find out how easy it can be to play the Drums with Britchops Drum Tuition.

Price: £9.99 (inc. VAT).

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Music Currently Featured on Britchops Drum Tuition

The Britchops Foundation Drum Course also features an example Drum Chart, for you to play along with, by top UK 1990′s Manchester Britpop band Oasis - ‘Supersonic’ (from their iconic first album Definitely Maybe), featuring Liam and Noel Gallagher (Liam later formed Beady Eye in 2009, but the band split in 2014. While Noel’s, ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ were created in 2011 and have just released their second album, Chasing Yesterday). You do not have to be a fan of any of these bands to learn the Britchops Course!

Listen to an introductory track snippet below from Supersonic and, if you wish, purchase the song/album in mp3 or CD format available separately through the Britchops Links page, to aid your learning if you decide to purchase the whole Britchops Course from this website. More Pop/Rock/Indie/Britpop Drums Charts will be added for you to play in the future.

Latest Update: New chart by Liverpool Britpop band, Cast, ‘Fine Time’, from the album All Change, were formed in 1992. This Chart is included FREE in the Britchops Foundation Drum Course. Cast features John Power, formerly of The La’s, with their biggest 1990 hit being, ‘There She Goes’.


Oasis - Supersonic

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About the Britchops Author

The author of the Britchops Foundation Drum Course, T J Shaw, is a top graduate and former tutor at a leading UK Drum Academy. He holds a Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music (Distinction with Hons) in Drums (Grade 8+) from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, Surrey, UK.

He has over 20 years drumming experience and has been taught to play the drums by some of the world’s leading drum teachers and drumming professionals. These include teachers Pete Riley (ACM Tutor; Jan Cyrka and UK Britpop act Republica); Neal Wilkinson (American Idol; X Factor UK; James Morrison, Van Morrison, Annie Lennox, Duffy, Westlife, Ronan Keating, Everything But The Girl; Joan Armatrading; LA Sessions and Sir Paul McCartney); James Porter (former Head of Drums at ACM; current associate of Zildjian cymbals and Tama drums) and Laurence Hall (teacher, educator, pro player, inc. The Four Tops).

He has also received masterclasses from top drummers inc. Steve White (Paul Weller, The Style Council; Galliano, The Young Disciples, James Taylor Quartet, Ian Dury, Live Aid/Live 8; Educator/Drum Instructor; Steve plays Premier drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Roland and Remo heads); Gregg Bissonette (2001 Grammy Award Winner, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth; Santana and Joe Satriani etc.); Dom Famularo (Education Director and consultant for Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, and Premier Percussion Ltd.); Richie ‘Gajate’ Garcia (Michael Jackson’s former percussionist; also played with Sting, Phil Collins, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tito Puente, Amy Grant and many more.); Steve Washington (Texas, Take That and Whitney Houston); Russ McKinnon (Tower of Power, Madonna, Joe Cocker, Barry Manilow, The Gap Band and many more) and the legendary Jim Chapin (Moeller Technique Expert).