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Pictures from book release concert

January 15th, 2010 · No Comments · gigs, new release, Pictures

Thanks to my big brother Steve for taking some great pics at my book release concert! Special thanks to Steve, Tony and all the gang at 2112 Percussion for hosting the event, to Christina for promoting it relentlessly, and to all the people who came out to the show! Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer

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Drumset Book Pre-Release!

December 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments · new release, upcoming gigs

I’m happy and relieved to announce that my drumset method book, Building Grooves, A Beginner’s Guide To Drumset Control And Coordination, is finally done! Seven years of writing, testing, and teaching have all come together into 44 pages of groove! The official release date for the book will be January 14, 2010. I’ll be having […]

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Recent Aquisitions

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · gear

I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s been a while, so I’ll re-tell the story. Somewhere along the line I’ve developed an obsession with recording myself in performance situations. There’s no substitute for listening back to what you’ve played with an objective ear in order to learn from your successes and mistakes. I used to post […]

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Foot operated Snare Drum

December 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments · community concerts, gear, video

A project I’ve been experimenting with off and on over the years has been adding a foot-operated snare drum to my drumset. This really stems from my goal of playing the role of drummer AND percussionist at the same time in live playing situations. There may also be some boredom motivating it as well! In […]

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Free Video Drum Lesson

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments · lessons, video

Here’s the 2nd in the ongoing series of videos focused on applying the snare drum rudiments to the drum set! This lesson focuses on rudiments 2 and 3, the single 4 and single 7. Enjoy!

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