Studio Session with Carter Beauford

Most people hear drum tracks on recording but haven’t had an up close look at the process of crafting them. As a painfully jealous Carter Beauford fan, I wanted to post this  video so people can actually observe the patterns he creates as well as hear them. Carter is one of the most relevant examplesContinue reading “Studio Session with Carter Beauford”

Forward Steps for Avenged Sevenfold

The death of  Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan in 2009 left many Avenged Sevenfold fans to question the band’s future. Although his charisma, technical abilities, and extraordinary talent will be remembered as remarkable assets, he (as most people are) is certainly replaceable. Arin Ilejay became the permanent guy for the job earlier this year and isContinue reading “Forward Steps for Avenged Sevenfold”

Work the weak hand

Aside from lobsters being one of my favorite things to eat, they have become one of my favorite descriptions for certain members of the drumming community. Many drummers tend to favor their dominant hand at the expense of their weaker one. Over a period of time, some develop stronger muscles, faster speed, better control onContinue reading “Work the weak hand”

The healing power of music

The pressures of life had me a little low today. As I was driving to meet a friend for lunch, I recalled a disc (yes I still have CDs) that was in my car with a mix of acid jazz/electronic songs on it. I threw it on and could almost feel the stress melt downContinue reading “The healing power of music”