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By nick carter, Oct 8 2017 03:45PM

I recently had the huge honour of being involved with the innaugral The UK Drum Show at Manchester Central Conference Centre back in late September.

What a superb weekend it was, with some stunning performances from many legendary drummers, including Dennis Chambers, Thomas Lang, John 'JR' Robinson, Simon Phillips, Craig Blundell, Michael Schack, George Kollias and Emmanuelle Caplette (to name just a few), and it was wonderful to see so many friends, some of who I hadn't seen for a number of years!

The show was exceptional with everyone having a great time, and the organisors, Gold Media and Events (run by my good freind Neil Golding and ably assisted by many of his family), did a great job of keeping everything running smoothly. A particular highlight for me however, came after the event when I was asked to record a soundtrack to accompany the highlight video made of the show by the ever wonderful Eckie...check it out:

Tickets for next years show are already on-sale, with artist suggestions and plans currently being discussed!! I've already got it in my diary: 29 & 30 September 2018!

By nick carter, Sep 21 2017 11:02AM

Hey folks, I'm really pleased to launch my new eBook 'The Power Of Paradiddles', available exclusively from my online store:

The book is aimed at more intermediate/advanced players, and features tons of ideas for patterns and grooves using paradiddles, inversions, flams and lots more. Having been working through this material for a number of years and teaching it to a range of students, I've made sure that every example in the book is useful, challenging and above all else, musical!

To celebrate its launch, I'm offering it at a very special price of just £3.99 instead of the regular price of £6.99 for a limited time only.

The book features...

* 58 pages containing over 550 paradiddle exercises

* Sticking patterns showcasing paradiddles and inversions

* Accent patterns to enhance your technique

* Funky bass drum patterns to deepen your groove

* Flam concepts to increase your vocabulary

+ Much more...

Simply head to, click, download and happy practising!!

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