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    Free lesson on Afro Cuban Phrasing

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    Hi Folks. Here is something i think you might enjoy. It’s from a workshop I did for Drums and Percussion magazine in Germany some years ago! In this workshop you can see how some very interesting phrasing concepts work in Afro Cuban music. Enjoy!

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    Timbal Sticks on Drumset

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    Yes the time has come to play that first Salsa gig and you have to decide which sticks to use! Well….after doing hundreds of salsa gigs in my career I can tell you that timbal sticks are going to sound better on the bells. The …

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    Drummers Aim Especially

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    Being a drummer puts you in the position of having a great opportunity. Once you reach a certain level in your playing, once all basic fancy independence is done (Which takes many years) the next step, especially if you want to work in a wide variety …

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    Great at Rudiments – Not Great on Drumset

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    Being great at rudiments does not make you a great drummer. It makes you great at rudiments. Playing “Drumset” is not the same as playing snare in a line. It’s a different mindset. Waayyy different and especially when it comes to world music. Why am …

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    Drumming is a lifestyle

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    Good morning. Today I am being sent lots of videos from random drummers around the world to critique.  My thoughts are… 1) Copying drummers from the USA 100% is a bad idea if you do not live there. Use your own culture (Especially cats from India) …

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    Practice Using the Third Eye

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    Greetings. At this very moment I’m writing to you from Germany.  I’m about to do a series of  performances at some big events at the moment. Which should be a lot of fun. But, there is a reason I point this out. It’s because I …

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    Thinking ahead

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    Let us take a moment to think way ahead. Way ahead to the future where the self you don’t know yet waits for you. What do you have the day everything is done? The final day on earth? What is the one thing no one …

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  • Building a Drum solo

    Building a drum solo

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    Soloing Concepts For years now I have been getting lots of questions about soloing. How to solo. What makes a good solo. What is a “Musical” solo…. So here I am tackling these issues. A great drummer can play great solos… but also bad solos. …

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    A special offer to join us!

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    If you are looking to study seriously and are searching for an online drum school here is your chance! We are having a special of $150.00 for a year subscription. That’s Half Off the yearly membership price! It’s also a great idea to give someone …

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    My best advice for young players

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    A question that is becoming common in my inbox is “What can I do to get my drumming career started” And here’s my answer for everyone. Those who have graduated from very expensive colleges and those who have never gone to college at all. Essential …

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