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I recently had a conversation with a student that told me over the last week or so they had had no time to practice because they had been to busy. When asked what he was so busy doing, my student gave me the typical responses; homework, sporting events, etc. I then asked my student if … 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
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
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
Hi Guys and Gals, Just performed a three lesson series that focuses on playing against an Ostinato. Here is the first. I will post the next two in the next week or so. Enjoy!
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A friend of mine and great guitarist sent me this cartoon recently which perfectly sums up what I have (somewhat begrudgingly) realized for the last several years; more often than not, musicians (other than drummers) don’t care about flashy fills, lightning speed double bass, polyrhythms, and uber chops in general. Instead, they are interested in … Continue reading
I was pleased to recently perform at a music clinic at Ken Stanton Music in Woodstock with my group Insonnia. The band plays a variety of world music which mainly focuses on “Nuevo Flamenco”. Enjoy!
Here is a real quick demonstration of the intro to Jeff Beck’s Freeway Jam, originally played by drummer Richard Bailey…it’s a classic drum intro from a classic rock song by guitar great Jeff Beck!
Yes, it may seem trivial to most, but I have to say I am so happy to FINALLY get a true book display for the drum and percussion educational materials I have collected over the years. Anyone who has tried to obtain one of these babies for their home studio knows they don’t come cheap, … Continue reading