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Saturday, October 24, 2020
Best books: Jim Payne's Complete Funk Drumming Book
I've long felt there isn't a truly good basic funk drumming book. There are many bad ones, and a few decent/acceptable ones. I most ...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Three Camps for drumset - 16th notes / basic - 04
This is the basic form of Three Camps for drumset , converted into 16th notes. I continue to dig this format for practicing jazz coordinati...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
CYMBALISTIC: You never know
Thinking about this fabulous product I'm selling, Cymbal & Gong cymbals , in this precarious time, it struck me that they could jus...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Very occasional quote of the day: Mickey Roker on practicing
More from Mickey Roker's Modern Drummer interview by Jeff Potter, October, 1985, on the subject of practicing the drums: It has always ...
Monday, October 12, 2020
Extended shuffle stickings
This is just a little exploration of a special set of stickings for drum set. I wrote it to practice myself, and see if it's worth devel...
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Transcription: Shelly Manne - What Laurie Likes
Here's Shelly Manne playing a funk jam— What Laurie Likes, by Art Pepper, from Pepper's album Living Legend. This is really just to ...
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Jazz fundamentals: more stick control for jazz
Another jazz fundamentals item, that pairs nicely with Monday's thing . These are some stick control patterns designed to be played on t...
Monday, October 05, 2020
CYMBALISTIC: Leon Collection!
CYMBALISTIC: Heads up, if you're thinking about getting some new cymbals. I'm holding a few new odd-size Leon Collection cymbals ri...
Jazz fundamentals: playing basic rhythms on a cymbal
Usually people start with jazz coordination by playing snare drum independence patterns along with a static cymbal rhythm— see Jim Chapin...
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