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 hitting. This chap has great hands!
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.
Johnny Vidacovich is a name I came across whilst enjoying the DVDs of Stanton Moore. He’s a legendary New Orleans drummer who somehow expresses the vassiscitude of the modern drumkit in under ten minutes.
“The Drummers’ Guide to Teaching and Learning the Drumset” The first line of this post would be easier to write if I could remember where I first came across this book. Suffice it to say that I read a couple of reviews and in a rare moment of extravagance, I ordered it. Drumset For Beginners by Paul Hose & Jim Farey sets out from the very beginning to put the creativity of the student (and necessarily the teacher) at the… Read More »Drumset For Beginners
Check out this clip from the mighty Bob Gatzen. I recommend his DVD if you want to really learn something about drum tuning. Meanwhile, check out the rest of his videos on Youtube.
Brian Ferguson, a contributor to the Billy Ward Stalker Society made these great videos about fills. http://www.vicfirth.com/education/drumset/ferguson/ferguson_10MQ.html http://www.vicfirth.com/education/drumset/ferguson/ferguson_11MQ.html