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Practical Session 2/3 Update - France

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we are cancelling the postponed Session 2 & Session 3 Practical exams scheduled for November - December. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Learn to drum at home with just a bucket and wooden spoons!

You don’t need lots of fancy equipment to develop your sense of rhythm. Tees Valley Music Service and Phil McPharlane (or Mr Drum as he’s affectionately known) has produced several tutorial-style videos to teach newcomers bucket drumming.

In each of his tutorials, Mr Drum gives viewers the basic rhythm and beats to perform a well-known song using only two drum-sticks (although woods spoons work just as well) and a plastic bucket.

Mr Drum uses a simple number and beat method, as well as incorporating handy on-screen graphics so that learning this new skill is as easy as possible.

Bucket Drumming with Mr Drum:

Lesson 1 - https://youtu.be/o358BMPMy4I

Lesson 2 - https://youtu.be/NUmmraAngZ4

Lesson 3 - https://youtu.be/D0983KP3NUk

Lesson 4 - https://youtu.be/ZiNZn2CcVTI

Lesson 5 - https://youtu.be/S27Np16xgOo

Lesson 6 - https://youtu.be/xAYqsFvrvvk

Lesson 7 - https://youtu.be/xebnsSediaA

Lesson 8 - https://youtu.be/vzg2h72cKV4

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