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How to Make High Quality Drum Videos for Social Media

Introduction/Overview Over the past year or so, I’ve been spending some significant time working on making my drumming videos better. I was doing OK (not great) with what I was doing originally, but the quality needed an upgrade. As soon as one of my drummer friends said, “your content is good, but the audio quality […]

Why Do My Hands Want to Follow My Bass Drum Foot? (and what to do about it)

One of the questions I often hear from beginners is about independence. In the very beginning of your drumming journey, the required separation between your hands and feet is pretty straight forward. I’m referring to your very first eighth note rock beats where your hi-hat pattern always lines up with the bass drum. To progress, […]

How to Strengthen Your Time Feel (Part One)

In this series, I’m going to offer some ideas on how you can strengthen your time feel. We all know as drummers that groove is king. It’s why you get hired. Or as Steve Gadd once said, “Fills bring the thrills, but the groove pays the bills.” At least I think he said that (It’s […]

Counter Clockwise Drumming with Nasty Drum Lick #136

I really like the sound of drums going low to high. The lick I’m offering to you today is an example of that. It’s a new one and I’m pretty certain it’s going into my current notebook of “permanent” vocabulary (yes, I have a notebook like that…You can read more about that here: Your Notebook […]