Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Drum clinic artifacts

Right now I'm working on a couple of very wordy pieces, and since I view words primarily as vectors for self-embarrassment, it's taking me a long time to finish them. In the mean time, you should check out these posts:

Four On The Floor — Ed Shaughnessy drum clinic handouts

Jon McCaslin has for us several pages from a 1992ish clinic by Shaughnessy. At the left is his handout with his a unique explanation for his unique way of playing the ride cymbal. You sense with these that you're missing a good deal, absent his verbal explanation, but that's OK; I'm in favor of working with partial information.

Bang! The Drum School blog — Philly Joe Jones drum clinic audio

Mark Feldman links to some rare audio from a 1979 clinic by Jones— who was a drummer, not an educator, and the useful information is not instantly digestible. But it's Philly Joe. You have to listen.  

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