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 Phil Maturano – Don’t Break My Hertz – from “Inner Clock 2” – pmlessons.philmaturano.com  Phil Maturano Presents “Inner Clock Part 2” – NOW AVAILABLE at http://pmlessons.philmaturano.com An Interactive Play Along Method: Tunes, Charts, Insight Interviews, Performances and Additional Instruction by Top International Players. In this tune we are applying our exercises to a totally different Genre. […]
You and I as musicians have a problem….. If you have ever hit a sweet spot in music, where everything flows out of you like water, or if you have ever had an out of body experience while playing, If you have ever had a night that was so great you get off the kit […]
There comes a time when the body reaches its limits. When the mind will shut down on you and there is nothing you can do about it. When you feel this wall…It’s time to back down. Now I’m not talking about when you are feeling kind of tired. Sleepy. Rather lethargic and with no feeling […]
If you are a drummer, you are part of collective dream that we drummers share.  As a kid, the magic of how the hi hat pedal worked, the smell of a drum on the inside, the faces of drummers as they play, the feeling of hearing someone live with a deep beautiful pocket, these make […]
Compact Monitors and Phil Maturano
Hi folks! I decided to do some video blogs to make it more fun for everyone. The Inner Clock 2 system uses play along tracks designed specifically to work different areas of your drumming. Rhythmic ability, musicality, reading and many other areas. The tracks in the system are not random. They are all written with […]
OK Folks! Here we go with more performance video from….. ” Inner Clock 2″ You can download the play along, Chart and Lesson video here on the membership website! ———————— Delight This tune deals with 16th note work. As we ease into 16th note work in this tune you will be catching 2 main figures. […]
Funk kit set up
Recently I have taken on the challenge of remaking (as much as possible) my drumming vocabulary. Cleaning out the vocabulary closet one might say. Making new stuff, being creative with stuff I already know and twisting everything around as much as possible. Including my body! My set up. My mind, creativity etc. Pushing everything to […]
Latin kit set up 4
Welcome to our next workshop.  The mixture of the 6 feel and 2 feel is omnipresent in almost all Latin styles. One of the most popular grooves in South America is Cumbia. And boy…this new stuff being played swings like mad! It has such a huge hump it almost feels like you could roll off […]
You've Got to Funk a Drei
You’ve got to Funk a Drei!  A bit of humor never hurts:-) I will reference for you…The title is from a Tower of Power tune – and Drei means the Number 3 in German. (Well…At least I think its funny haha!) Leaving my career as a comedian behind…lets check out the stuff! Develop the skill to […]
Someone say cowbells Gon bops bells kiillllin
Bells bells bells! I cant get enough of those bells! This next workshop deals with…The famous and wonderfully colorful sound of the cowbell. Learning the function of bells is a very important step in your journey into Latin music. In the U.S. some people call them cowbells.  “Campana” as it is known in the Latin […]
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