PROG: Music for Musical Minds

I was surfing around on the Modern Drummer website as I tend to do most mornings… Instead of useful tips on drumming or upcoming events I’d consider attending, my eyes drifted to a link titled 20 Classic Prog Albums and I sure am happy they did. It’s easy to get lost in contemporary music when it’s forcedContinue reading “PROG: Music for Musical Minds”

Caravan Palace – A perfect fusion

What is fusion? It’s most broad definition suggests it is a combination of two or more musical styles. The word alone typically refers to jazz fusion made popular by guys like Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock in the 60s. Today, we use it to describe any blend of genres. SOOO, If you haven’t discovered CaravanContinue reading “Caravan Palace – A perfect fusion”

Great Modern Drummer Article on Feel

Great Modern Drummer Article on Feel

Can feel be taught? Do some just have it while others don’t? My personal opinion is that it takes a lot of development to bring unnatural instincts out of a person. While not everyone is born with certain emotions and feelings, they can be improved on with practice. Listen to others, listen to yourself, and take in as much advice from credible drummers as possible. Start with the ones on the link provided.

Finger Technique for Speed and Control

Finger technique is frequently overlooked but VERY important. We are taught at an early stage to use our wrists and improve technique from Moeller-related studies. While this is an area that should always be focused on, we must look towards developing all of the muscle groups that are involved with drumming. Since playing a drumContinue reading “Finger Technique for Speed and Control”

Join me for a drum jam on April 21st

I am hosting a drum jam for music-loving adults. Learn basic rhythms, create your own, explore a variety of percussion instruments, and apply your skills in a jam session. This will be a fun collaborative atmosphere – NOT a class. No Tests. No Pressure. Just a bunch of people making music with drums. We willContinue reading “Join me for a drum jam on April 21st”