Great Drum Educator, Chuck Silverman, Sadly Died

I am deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss on May the 1st of Chuck Silverman, a great drummer and drum teacher notable for his amazing knowledge and love for Afro-Caribbean music (or Latin as we lesser mortals would call it) and expertise about the drummers of James Brown.…

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Playing From The Foot – Rob Brown Lesson On Tightening Your Groove

Here’s an idea I know about already but I didn’t know I know about it. I play from the foot but I can’t say that I’ve ever articulated this to myself, it’s just something I do that probably relates to playing a lot of funk, or something. Anyway, a great…

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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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