Category Archives: Music

Cold Cold Cold – Me and Lowell Too

The last few days I can’t get this song out of my head for some reason… I guess it’s a bit of a cliche to say that playing drums slowly is a lot more challenging than most people think but it really is. Not to suggest that filling every available nanosecond with a flurry of […]

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What I’m Listening To This Week

Having worked on the groove on Clutch’s Burning Beard, I got the album, Robot Hive /Exodus. John Paul Gaster is a great funky drummer. Check out 10001110101 for some fabulous groove playing. In a slightly mellower vein, I have been learning Grant Green’s Ease Back with the wonderful Idris Muhammad laying down some very tasty, […]

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An Inappropriate Introduction To Frank Zappa

All this talk of jazz has me thinking about how much I love Frank Zappa. Here is an entirely inappropriate introduction to the great FZ’s work. If you are not already familiar with Zappa’s work, don’t watch the following clip. On drums we have the robust and very focused Chad Wackerman playing something that is […]

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What I’m Listening To This Week

I have been getting back into jazz lately. I went through a period of only listening to Jazz, mostly bebop. Once I heard Dizzy Gillespie, the rock ‘n’ roll I loved seemed flat and simple. From my late teens until my mid twenties I listened only to jazz. Actually, jazz and some classical music of […]

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Breaking It Down – A Simple Guide On How To Work On Coordination

Here is a very insightful post from Inspired Practice about working on coordinaton. Sometimes I think that a teacher is just a person who isn’t afraid to say “slow it down” a lot.  

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All you ever need to know about the funk:

Bootsie and ‘Jabo’ Starks explain the JB’s “One”

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Will you join No Music Day, 21st November?

www.nomusicday.com

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Mike Mangini shows us what happens to those cymbals and skins

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Get your music on to the silver screen

Here’s a very interesting article with advice on getting your music in to the movies. http://www.knowthemusicbiz.com/index.php/myblog/Ia-m-Going-to-Put-You-in-Pictures-by-Paul-Chodirker.html

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