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Friday, September 17, 2021
CYMBALISTIC: 26" Holy Grails, small swish cymbals
CYMBALISTIC: I payed a brief visit to Cymbal & Gong HQ (aka Tim's house) the other day, and he had a few interesting things around: ...
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Reed interpretations: special voicing - 01
This came out of the groove part of my recent Country Rock thing . It's a kind of subtractive method for voicing the snare drum and bass...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
A few rare items
I found some interesting things on one of those shady pdf download sites— a couple of rare books, and very old versions of a couple of unusu...
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Page o' coordination: yet another Elvin 5/4
Here's a page o' coordination based on Elvin Jones's playing on Lazy Afternoon, from Grant Green's album Street of Dreams. I...
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Best books: Rudimental Primer by Mitchell Peters
Mitchell Peters is becoming the guy for snare drum literature, for me— his books form a thorough and complete vocabulary for the snare drum...
Sunday, September 05, 2021
Transcription: Roy Haynes feature
UPDATE: I have extreme quality readers. Jim in the comments pointed out a bunch of errors in this, and figured out the insane Mystery Lick ...
Friday, September 03, 2021
CYMBALISTIC: A lot of new cymbals!
CYMBALISTIC: I've just posted a bunch of new cymbals on the site— six Holy Grail Jazz Rides, 20-22", a HG 16" crash, a 20&quo...
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Charlie Watts meets Stan Levey
Here's a video my brother mentioned to me— Charlie Watts hanging out with Stan Levey and Jim Keltner back in 2003. Levey was one of Watt...
Monday, August 30, 2021
Half time country rock with Reed
This swingy country, folky, gospel type of half time feel groove is all over the music of the late 60s/early 70s. You Can't Always Get W...
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