Tagged With: Alpharetta Drum Lessons
Howdy Gang, I thought it might be of use to talk about some of the the things that I will be focusing on practice-wise (time permitting) over the next few days based on my playing over the weekend. There were three things that I noticed needed my immediate attention. Let’s take a look at each … Continue reading
One of the things I try to do (but don’t do often enough) is videotape myself when playing gigs. I think there are a few reasons I don’t do this more often; one, it is another thing to think of besides the gear and all the other stuff that comes along with a gig, and … Continue reading
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up drumming legend Bill Bruford’s autobiography, I highly recommend that you do. I have read several musician’s autobiographies and have to say this is one of, if not the best, I have read. It can be purchased through Amazon here. Great job, Bill!
As musicians, we can often get in the rut of emulating vs creating. While it is important to emulate those that have come before, it is also important to gain our own unique voice. Here is a great article I found concerning the jazz greats and creativity. Enjoy!
I recently had a new student come to take a lesson at my home studio; she had traveled a long distance to take the lesson, so we scheduled several hours for the day. I always enjoy teaching students like that, b/c I know they are serious about drumming and want to learn as much as … Continue reading
In this post I wanted to discuss the importance of recording yourself, either by audio or video, and using that information to help adjust and improve your playing in any given situation. I learned this first hand over last weekend’s gigs. The shows were both identical in that we were going to be performing the … Continue reading
So you have a child that has taken an interest in playing the drums. Before you run out to the local music store to lay out your hard-earned cash on a brand new shiny drum set for junior, let’s take a look at some things to consider. I can tell you from my own experience … Continue reading
Hi guys and gals, It has been a while since I have had the time to do any video lessons. Here is a short one I hope you enjoy.
Being a drumming based website, you would think I was talking about the song made famous by Benny Goodman with the incredible Gene Krupa on drums (all you youngsters, look it up, you need to know this stuff!), but in actuality I am telling all you drummers out there to learn to sing! One of … Continue reading
As I sit inside the waiting room of a doctor’s office, awaiting the pediatrician too see my daughter, I am reminded of the importance of doing whatever necessary to stay healthy. As a gigging musician, there is not much worse than having to suffer through a gig while being sick. So during this cold and … Continue reading