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Yesterday I had a rehearsal which again reminded me the importance of being able to play a variety of styles convincingly. The rehearsal was for an upcoming gig where three different songwriters would be featured; each writer has a distinctly different style in their song choices. There were songs that leaned more towards the contemporary … Continue reading
Hello and welcome to another post; it’s been a while since I have updated the site so thanks for checking in! One of the things that I have been working on lately is the concept of playing things as simply as possible and still making them work. In listening back to recordings of me while … Continue reading
As a drummer that has been playing for nearly thirty years, I have seen many trends in the music business and also in the trends that drummers follow. As a teacher, I find more often than not that many of my students (especially the younger ones) are first and foremost interested in speed, fills, big … Continue reading
Stanton Moore has announced the launch of a new cymbal company, Crescent. According to a recent Facebook post by the drummer, for some time he’s been a partner with Michael Vosbein, Jeff Hamilton, and Bill Norman in a company called Cymbal Masters, which for the past eight years has been distributing and marketing Bosphorus Cymbals. … Continue reading
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A funny story: I recently had to learn a Neil Young song (Harvest Moon) for an upcoming wedding I am playing. It is a great song, and since the drum part is played with brushes, I was excited about nailing the part exactly as it was recorded, b/c as of late I have really been … Continue reading
I had an interesting experience in the recording studio recently. I was hired to play drums on a track for a singer/songwriter. The track was challenging b/c the songwriter had deliberately written the song with the idea that the parts would drag at certain points, speed up at certain points, etc. What made this even … Continue reading
Learn Drums Live offers drum lessons for all types of players, from beginner to advanced and all points in between. If you are just starting out and want to receive a solid drumming foundation or a pro that is in a playing rut, Learn Drums Live will get you inspired and take you to the … Continue reading
Just recently posted a new drum lesson featuring one of my favorite Afro-Cuban rhythms, the Nanigo. Its “coolness” likes in its “6 against 4″ feel, and is a lot of fun to play. Enjoy!
I Recently transcribed a great drum intro from an old Billy Joel song, played by drumming great Liberty DeVitto. The intro is from the song “Get it Right the First Time”. Enjoy!