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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Groove o' the day: Milton Banana - Samba do Perdão
A moderate samba groove using the tom toms, from one of my favorite Brazilian drummers, Milton Banana. He plays this briefly at the beginnin...
Monday, October 14, 2019
Equivalency of tempos
Object To Be Destroyed by Man Ray A rhythm issue I've been thinking about is the equivalence of tempos and their halves and doubles...
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Syncopation exercise - singles, 2-3 8th intervals
Let's start a little series here: some full page syncopation exercises, each designed for a special purpose. Good for fluency and ease o...
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Daily best music in the world: two bootlegs
Two good live bootlegs that have been shared among my Facebook friends recently— you'll want to friend both of these guys, because they ...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Very occasional quote of the day: let go lightly
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching “I used to call myself a free jazz drummer, now I jus...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The pedant is a disturbingly-slender, reedy-voiced, scrutinous man. There's a lot of confusion about rhythm, making the subject an e...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Four drum solos
After Ginger Baker finally died the other day, I was thinking about his playing, and the playing of some of the other big drummers to come ...
Monday, October 07, 2019
Bill Bachman news
The drummer, clinician, and technique expert Bill Bachman has just shared on the Drummerworld forum that he had a stroke recently, which to...
Saturday, October 05, 2019
CYMBALISTIC: Cymbal day, 10/4/19
UPDATE: Oops, I'm an idiot— I uploaded the unedited video from the meeting, which has lots of inane conversation on it in between playin...
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