If you look up the definition of “swing” in the dictionary and hit play, this is what you would hear. All the musicians are great however focus in on the upright acoustic bass playing of Ron Carter after the rubato introduction. Swing doesn’t get any better than this. A couple of my favorite musicians and […]
Imagine each practice session as a drop of water filling a bucket. Clear drops fill the bucket with clear water. Muddy drops fill the bucket with muddy water.
Jeff Porcaro demonstrates, breaks down and performs the double shuffle feel he is famous for. In particular, he explains how he applied it to the Toto song “Rosanna”.
When learning to play the drums, or any instrument for that matter, the concept of a focused, daily practice routine cannot be emphasized enough. You need to realize learning to play the drums is the same as learning a sport as opposed to studying a subject. Your approach has to be the same as an […]
I used to hold back introducing what I thought were more advanced exercises from my students because I assumed since they were beginners they would not be able to do them and they would get frustrated. I am now starting to introduce more advanced ideas and approaches as early as possible now and it is […]
Steve Gadd demonstrates a basic mozambique rhythm then improvises on it. This is also an excellent demonstration on how to learn, practice and develop a new rhythm or style you are studying.
Manu Katche performing with Peter Gabriel