Thursday, February 16, 2012

Other people write good things

Of excellence.

I haven't been giving my fellow blogs enough love recently, but they've been producing a veritable tidal wave of excellent stuff:

Trap'd has a long post about playing with large ensembles, with an excellent list of the general principles of big band drumming- a must read.

The Drummer's Way has some words of wisdom from Jim Keltner. "How do I exist in a world of Colaiutas?" Companion piece: interview with Andy Newmark, in which he tells about watching Keltner record with John Lennon.

A "double shot" of Swiss triplets from Four on the Floor and Random Randy. Companion piece: my absurd Swiss triplets exercise.

Dave Aldridge writes about Funkadelic's Tiki Fulwood. Companion piece: my transcription of all of the grooves from Maggot Brain.

The Melodic Drummer writes more about playing brushes at fast tempos.

Rudimental Hands titles a post with some useful advice: never practice struggle.

2 comments:

Andrew Hare said...

Thanks for the mention Todd! I always appreciate your ability to pull everything into one place and give concise descriptions.

Jeffrey Lien said...

Thanks, Todd, you're the man. I'm starting to think we should all have a drummer bloggers summit in Vegas! What do you think? :)

By the way, I have a nice Art Blakey transcription that I completed today.. I'll post soon.