How To Be A Disciplined Musician – Dante Roberson

Here’s a great talk about being a disciplined musician by drummer Dante Roberson. The meaning of discipline here is keeping time and playing for the song, not the other kinds of discipline many musicians have trouble with. Practicing playing to a click track is one of the most important things…

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Keepers of the Flame – Cuban Drumming Tradition

Drumming legend Chuck Silverman is working on producing a documentary about the old guard of Cuban drummers who “carry the flame of rumba and Cuban folkloric drumming”. It’s being crowdfunded via Rockethub, please consider donating to this worthwhile project: http://www.rkthb.co/12019

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Murray Spivack: A Lesson With Louie Bellson

As a teacher I find myself having to deconstruct the familiar techniques used in drumming in order to explain them to my students. I find myself fascinated with the different types of grips and strokes and realise the process of honing one’s knowledge about the subject is never ending. Murray…

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The Melodic Drummer Blog introducing the Jazz Shuffle

Check out this great post about the Shuffle. I recently discovered the Melodic Drummer blog which is heaving with great lessons and exercises to help us develop our Jazz skills. In today’s post we are going to discuss how to play one of my favorite grooves of all time, the…

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Three Camps – Some old fashioned drumming from the days of yore.

I came across this whilst searching for rudimental exercises. I don’t know much about the ancient art of snare drumming and marching bands. This performance is wonderful, I imagine playing a rope drum must feel more like playing a floor tom than the kind of snare i am used to…

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