I love this post from Todd Bishop of the Cruise Ship Drummer Blog. Resting the sticks on the drum or pad is a terrible habit. Why are you putting your sticks on the head when you are not playing your instrument? Are the sticks so heavy? Are you sufferening from muscle atrophy? Are you not aware of what your body is doing? Learning an instrument is about awareness of yourself. I am perpetually telling my students off for doing it… Read More »Resting The Sticks On The Drums – Todd Bishop Understands
If you don’t enjoy Rick Beato‘s videos there must be something wrong with you! This What Makes This Song Great is particularly good. Smells Like Teen Spirit is an awesome song and a beautiful sounding record. Watch this:
Here’s me playing exercises 1-10 from Joel Rothman’s Mini Monster Book of Rock Drumming on the snare in four-bar phrases. I play the whole sequence twice at 80bpm. Play along, why doncha.
Here’s a very cool video from drummer Chris Smith of The Drum Hang YouTube channel. A bunch of ideas for things you can practice when you are away from the kit. No sticks required. Shoop boom bee boop! It’s all about the voice.
Quincy Davis’ videos on jazz drumming are simple and easy to follow and tend to focus on a particular idea and how to develop it. This is a great lesson on thestick shot or stick-on-stick sound. I find this pretty challenging and this video has inspired me to work on it.
Here’s my attempt to explain the a basic flam. We’re all content creators now! I am going to join the party. There seems to be a shortage of videos with simple explanations for beginners. Hopefully I can contribute to alleviating it.
If you’re feeling perplexed about how to get that egg-rolling-down-a-hill feel you get in Brazilian music, check out this great video from Edu Ribero.