Learn Scottish Drumming

It has never been easier to learn the art of Scottish drumming.  You can now get your hands on the  “How-To” Guide to Scottish Drumming, available for instant download in e-book format.

 

That’s right, you can pick up all of the essential drumming skills you will need to master the basics of Scottish drumming.  Come2Drum is the Worlds leading online educator for Scottish drumming. Check out the E-Books, Video Lessons, Skype lessons & more at Come2Drum.com

 

Go to COME2DRUM and check out :

Step-by-Step Guides to Pipe Band Drumming

Structured Video Lesson Series’

Skype Lessons for Scottish Drumming

Good luck on your journey of musical fulfilment!

Make sure and “tap” into your potential.

Guide to Pipe Band Drumming – The Collection

Hot off the Press! You can now get your hands on the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming – The Collection.  Instead of buying volume 1 and volume 2 separately, you can now buy “The Collection” which offers you both Volumes’ as a combo package.

You will save yourself almost 50% if you opt for the Collection! 

What do you get?

– Over 140 pages of Structured Scottish Snare Drum Instruction

– Over 100 Audio tracks to accompany the E-Books

Who uses the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming E-Books?

– Tutors wanting to have a thorough and detailed resource to teach with

– Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Drummers

– Drum Kit & Percussion Professionals

– Pipe Bands and School Organisations

So what is actually in the E-Books?

Volume 1 : Step-by-Step instruction to master the basics of Pipe Band Drumming

14 individual chapters

Basic Drumming Rudiments – Doubles, Paradiddles, Flams

Intermediate Drumming Rudiments – Drags, Swiss Ruffs, Ratamacues

A collection of Scottish Snare Drum Rudiments

Volume 2 : The core of the book has been split into three primary sections – Rhythm, Phrasing & Technical Execution.

Key ingredient # 1 : Rhythm –  Here you will work through 13 pages of solid rhythmic development

Key ingredient # 2 : Phrasing – Now you can develop your feel & flow with 20 pages of intense Phrase Workouts

Key Ingredient # 3 : Technical Execution – Now for the biggest challenge, 30 pages of the toughest rudiments in drumming

Do you want to challenge yourself and take your drumming to the next level? Together, the book & audio tracks work as a powerful tool of self-improvement to help you discover the talent within.

Regular price $84.98

Special Price ONLY $43.99 ( that’s a saving of almost 50%)

Get Your Copy Today

The past few months in the pipe band world….

I thought I might give you guys a wee insight to the past few months, and some of the exciting things that have been going on!

August – I went to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships and also attended a few other highland games whilst I was there.  Canterbury Caledonian Pipe Band, the band I am part of, ventured on the long journey to Scotland for a second year running.

September – Drumming Workshops in Noosa and Canberra were on the cards in September, alongside Jim Kilpatrick, Tyler Fry, Jori Chisholm and many others!

October – I am the luckiest man on earth, as I married Lisa Campbell.

Currently I am in Scotland, rehearsing for the World Solo drumming championships this Saturday.  It will be great to play a tune or two and also catch up with all of my pipe band drumming buddies….

Check out the pipe band drumming Book series!!!!

 

 

Take YOUR pipe band drumming to the next level!

That’s right – You can now challenge yourself with the more advanced Volume 2 book of Pipe Band Drumming.  James Laughlin has just released the second volume, following on from the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming Volume 1 (for learners).

The core of the book is based on structured step-by-step development of the three key skills required to improve your drumming. RHYTHM, PHRASING and TECHNIQUE. In addition to the book, you can use the accompanying audio tracks to enhance your learning experience.

What have drummers been saying about the Guide to Pipe Band Drumming Volume 2?

“Hey James, I just wanted to let you know I got your new book and am loving it.” – Andrew Hoinacki, Top Grade 1 Scottish Drummer.

“Check out James Laughlin’s new book!! I was lucky to see it it before release which means I’ve got a jump on all of you! haha Great mental work out for advanced drummers and has really lit a fire under my score writing. What a great tool! Thanks, James! ” – Glenn Kvidahl, Leading Drummer with the LA Scots Pipe Band.

Check out more information about the book, and the AUDIO TRACKS!

You can get your copy here!

Pipe Band Drumming Workshop

Well, it happened again….only it was even bigger and better than ever.

The Canberra College of Piping and Drumming hosted their annual Workshop for bagpipers and drummers. This special event brought in players from all over Australia, U.K and New Zealand. The Worlds top piping and drumming experts offered their advice, skills and knowledge.

The teaching line-up included Jim Kilpatrick, Tyler Fry, Jori Chisholm, Greg Wilson, Stuart Liddell, James Laughlin, Brenton Earl, Richard Hawke, Grant Cassidy and Ken Maltman.

Pipe Band drumming lessons were offered to students of all levels.  People arrived, wanting to know how to play the Scottish drums, and they left with all the skills and ability to play the pipe band drum!

What topics were covered at the pipe band drumming workshop ?

Drum Rolls

Paradiddle Development

Rhythmic Exercises

Playing drum scores

And way more!

James Laughlin released his new book, Learn Pipe Band Drumming Volume 2, at the Canberra piping and drumming workshop. You can get your hands on a copy here.  If you are just starting to learn pipe band drumming, then James Laughlins Guide to Pipe Band Drumming Volume 1 would be the best option for you!

Don’t forget to check out the C2D Studio – the worlds first and only digital scottish drumming studio.

Pipe Band Drumming Tip

Drumming Tip - Practice Smart - not long! Focus on your weaknesses for 20 mins each day. 
Have a little practice diary and note down what your weak points are and spend time focussing on them. 
Otherwise, practicing can be pointless and lacking direction.
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James Laughlin
www.come2drum.com