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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
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
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!
Hi guys and gals, Just wanted to let you know that for any new student that signs up for lessons between now and January 1st, 2013, I will be offering a one hour lesson for the cost of a 1/2 hr lesson; a ten dollar savings! So whether you have been playing for a while … Continue reading
I was recently asked to sub for a drummer in a Beatles tribute band. I would be playing four dates with the band while the drummer was away. Being a huge Beatles fan, I was happy to oblige. Ringo Starr, the group’s drummer, is often underrated by many members of the drumming community (generally the … 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
I was recently asked about this video from my youtube channel and thought you may all enjoy seeing it as well, so here you go!
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
Hi Guys and Gals, I recently added a new drum lesson video to my Youtube channel. From the description: This free drum lesson, brought to you by learndrumslive.com, shows ways in which to build and improve your left foot independence against the traditional jazz ride pattern using Ted Reed’s Syncopation book. Enjoy!
I recently had to learn a song by Peter Gabriel called “In Your Eyes” The song has a combination of drumset and percussion, with the emphasis being on the percussion parts. I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the grooves I came up with which would represent both the drums and … Continue reading