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De-Coupling

March 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · gear, recording

If you get into recording at all, at some point you’re going to have to learn a bit about acoustics. Now Acoustics, like music, is an art as well as a science, and you could spend the rest of your life (as well as thousands of dollars) studying it and still just barely scratch the […]

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Collecting Drum Set Questions

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · clinic, facebook, gigs

I know that the world of drum set tuning and set-up can be a minefield of questions, and the answer tends to be, “well, it depends…”. So, I’m collecting some FAQs to add to my clininc notes for this Thursday (Feb. 25, 2010). That’s right, if you haven’t heard yet, I’m doing a set-up and […]

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Video Recording

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments · life of a percussionist, recording, video

My new book, Building Grooves, contains in the introduction an address to a website which features video of me playing through every exercise in the book. Today I had my first video recording session at the Epic Realm Ranch to start creating the content. Working with Alex was a joy and a pleasure, and we […]

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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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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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