Posts in category: DrumSpeak

Jojo Mayer On Greatness

This quote pretty much nails the big picture of how to conceptualize what a drummer needs in order to be a great player. We’re not talking about skills. Yes, you need to learn to read rhythmic notation and gain technique. Yes, you need to study and gain multi limbed independence. Yes, you have to learn […]


Bill Stewart on Technique

One of the purposes of “The Drumming Blog” is to curate. As one who is obsessed with drumming, I’m a big consumer of the drumming media and therefore I stumble upon little tidbits of drumming wisdom all the time. Often, it’s from interviews I read with great drummers either online or in magazines. In this […]


Steve Gadd On Groove

In the latest DrumSpeak, Steve talks about groove and how his jazz background, combined with the music that was popular while he was coming up helped define his sound. There is a lot of great information here, soak it up. Below, the interview with Gadd from Modern Drummer online (July 1, 2005). MD: I was […]


DrumSpeak: Dave Elitch

I just picked up the latest (March/April 2013) copy of DRUMHEAD, which contains a great story on Dave Elitch. Dave is probably best known from his playing with Mars Volta, but he is not just a prog guy. These two quotes from the article peaked my interest, because you don’t hear about this side of […]