A drumming blog written by Todd Bishop.
Support the blog
Get Skype lessons
"Cruise Ship Drummer!"
Tuesday, June 06, 2023
Listening to Sorcerer
Phew, long post here, but the topic merits it. Let's listen to the Miles Davis record Sorcerer, with his famous 60s quintet including Wa...
Saturday, June 03, 2023
Very occasional quote of the day: privilege
“The only sensible way to regard the art life is that it is a privilege you are willing to pay for.” - Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
Friday, June 02, 2023
Transcription: Roy Haynes - Bad News Blues - 03
Part 3 of Roy Haynes playing Bad News Blues on his record Cracklin'. Booker Ervin's tenor solo includes a chorus of stop time, two c...
Thursday, June 01, 2023
Reed interpretation: slow tempo / fast singles
I guess you could do this with Reed— or just practice the page below by itself and start using it. NOTE: After completing this post, I see ...
Monday, May 29, 2023
5/8 flam accents
Page of rudimental patterns in 5/8, based on a flam accent #1 . We've just extended it a couple of notes. You could connect some of thes...
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Reed singles drill
Simple system for working on singles, that I worked up with a student who plays a lot of Metal. I don't know anything about Metal drummi...
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Paul Motian documentary
It took me awhile to get around to watching the Paul Motian documentary Motian In Motion— it's great, here it is if you haven't seen...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
RIP Tina Turner
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
That last Reed tweak: one further
Going one further with that last Reed tweak in 3/4 , in which we played alternating triplets, beginning every measure with the right hand. ...
View web version