Phil Maturano
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 I mentioning this? Because I see this trend lately in […]
Drumming is a lifetslye
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) to add your own unique voice to your drumming. I […]
The 4 time interaction points are featured here and it is a representation of how the body interacts with time in music.
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 have taken an extended hiatus off the kit to produce […]
Full Latin Kit set up
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 can take from you ever? For drummers…you will have what […]
Building a Drum solo
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. What makes a solo great? It is a question of […]
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 without breaking your pocketbook! A one-year membership for $150 bucks! […]
drums are life
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 A most important thing would be to continually keep studying. […]
As you all know by now, my 2014 Was spent almost entirely in India. Learning about Konokol, doing great concerts with Master classical musicians from that country and teaching at the best music conservatory in that region. But what I am most proud of is the completion of my new book and video series “Paradiddles […]
Got technique? Got groove? Got concept? I have been receiving lots of questions lately about how to get to the point where you can play lots of gigs! So…one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is. “Take care of Music and Music will take care of you”. And what exactly do […]
Someone say cowbells Gon bops bells kiillllin
Hi cats! I am expanding the interview section big time! We have amazing insightful interviews and tips from the greatest drummers around right now! Invaluable to see and hear since we talk about many topics that most interviews don’t cover! The nitty gritty!!! Don’t miss the new interview with Drumming Legend Denny Seiwell! A great drummer […]
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