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Posts in category: Grooves

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 […]


Tom Tom Beats

Recently, a student asked me about how to incorporate tom toms into her drum beats. Good question–and something that I do frequently. It’s a great way to vary your beats for different song sections, and it’s not an easy concept to teach. I started to think about how I learned to play this way and […]