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 ┬ávideo 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”

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”

A Drummer Who Just Doesn’t Fail – Dave Grohl

Yes, this would accurately describe Dave Grohl (former drummer of Nirvana, lead guitarist/lead vocalist of The Foo Fighters). Did you know this man turned down the opportunity to be Tom Petty’s drummer before there was even public knowledge of The Foo Fighters’ existence? What??? Imagine the uncertainties you would face after your legendary front manContinue reading “A Drummer Who Just Doesn’t Fail – Dave Grohl”

Groove is more important than notes…

Ive learned its not so important which notes you play as long as they feel good. This concept has taken my musical journey in a much less analytical direction. My brain is now able to do less work to make music sound the way I want it to. As a drummer, my focus is toContinue reading “Groove is more important than notes…”