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NEW INTERVIEW!! Hi everyone. I have and great video for you with Pianist Dan Tepfer from New York. Together we on an amazing harmonic journey into rhythm, music and science. Originally I produced this exclusively for the members of my lessons site. But I feel the content is too important to music and must be […]
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Hi everyone! Our series “Jazz 101” continues! And in the issue of Drums and Percussion magazine we have the next episode “The Bass Player is Your Friend” – Where top players from New York give us advice and things to consider if you are just getting started in Jazz! I really like this one since […]
What will you do to make your drumming better today? There are tooo many drummers, too many musicians, (people who own instruments in general) too many photographers to many actors screenwriters painters poets too many comedians etc etc etc…But…The world is full of those that only have the concentration and power to skim the surface […]
Are you a determinate or indeterminate optimist?  Maybe you are an indeterminate or determinate pessimist? It turns out both have their results and this is what we might know as luck! The reason I play drums and JAZZ drums on top of that…is because I was a determinate optimist. Anyone who plays Jazz in this […]
Hi all! This is a workshop from a while ago. I did it for Drums and Percussion magazine and it features a fantastic bass player and pianist from Barbados – Kirk Lane It’s really fantastic you have a lot of valuable info!! I ran across it and decided to post it for my longtime students. […]
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El proceso El fenomeno del arte de fotografia es un buen ejemplo para este blog. Las fotos muestran el resultado final de un esfuerzo. Qual fue el esfuerzo? Años de aprendizaje. Conocimiento tecnico de camaras. Inversion economico de aquel equipo. Desarrolo particular del ojo del artista atraves de estudio y estar expuesto intensamente al mismo […]
Once you go “Great music” …you can’t go back! Music is an amazing gift to humanity. It’s really up to musicians to communicate this to people. When you are true to yourself you can play the best music possible at that moment. If you sell out, you are just a robot. I look at stages […]
From what I have seen in this world…If you want to accomplish something…Talent…is less then 1% of any endeavor. Some people say 5% or 10%…Whatever. I think it’s a tiny fraction. What does matter? I’m sure you have heard it before. Will Power, Desire, Love for what you do, Passion, Persistence, belief in yourself despite […]
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Hi all! Here is a little something I put together for Drums and Percussion magazine in Germany some years back. How to play Songo with more open phrasing . Many people can play the pattern but few can improvise effectively. Especially if you haven’t done any gigs with the Songo. So here are some coordination […]
It’s funny how music reflects life in so many ways. The concept of “pocket” and “groove” – It is impossible to know every pocket in the world. You can only have a view that is distorted by the lens of the particular culture you are trapped in. When you are a serious researcher you will […]
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