Year 3 have continued to make excellent progress during their weekly samba drumming workshop. We have been learning how the bass drum is crucial in holding the beat together within the band. Our Year 3 drummers have been concentrating on how to hold and control the drumstick with a ‘soft hands’ approach. This gives us more control of the sound that is produced. All class members had practise with the bass drum, as we added in other instruments within the samba band, to help build up the sound. You can watch our bass drum players in action above, or listen to the Year 3 samba band in full, in the podcast below.