I have (with the help of my good buddy Dan Jones on guitar) created some short play along pieces in 12/8 to explore the style with my students during lockdown. I will be posting some content on YouTube with the songs demonstrated and then unaccompanied for you to practise along with at home, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them :-)   Dave O

12 8 and Shuffle Songs 2020

Dave Odart has played a central role in the creation of Trinity’s Drum Kit syllabus 2020-2023, having been closely involved in most areas of the development process.

As a consultant he contributed useful feedback and ideas in the initial syllabus meetings and has continued to advise throughout the process.

Dave coordinated the work on a successful new selection of rudiment exercises – many are his own compositions, and he edited the contributions from other composers. Additionally, he reviewed many of the commissioned pieces and arrangements, ensuring that they were correctly benchmarked against graded parameters.

He is also featured in several of the supporting video resources.

Dave has made a highly valuable contribution to the project, helping to shape the direction of the syllabus with constructive feedback and advice, and helping to ensure that the musical content is of the highest quality.

Pictured here is Dave with two of the new publications for 2020.


Andrew Hatt

Qualifications Development Manager – Music

9cfcf97e-2a0e-410f-a6d2-6853058b86e8 IMG_7768 5 Dave and DuncI had a fantastic day filming on location near Milton Keynes for the new 2020 Drum Kit syllabus. I cannot wait until it is released in September! A big thank you to Martin Potts for the loan of this fantastic Mapex Armoury series drum kit and the impressive sounding Paiste 900 cymbal collection. The whole set looked and sounded amazing!