Posts in category: Rock Independence

The Ghost Note Groove System 1, Part 1

The other night I played a gig and there was one groove I played that felt really good to me. I noticed that the people I was playing with were really digging it too. It was an Elton John tribute show and the tune was “Tiny Dancer.” The groove I played was definitely more Keith […]


16th Note Triplet Drum Set Independence Part 1

16th note triplet drum set independence

As usual, I’ve been fooling around with lots of ideas. I’m always looking for something new, something different that will help me develop my own unique sound and style as a drummer. That’s the game. In my quest, I recently started working on playing grooves and incorporating 16th note triplets into my ideas while maintaining […]


A New Kind of Rock Drumming Independence, Part 1

If you’re looking for something interesting and new to work on in the new year, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to dig into a new independence idea that I’ve seen Dave DiCenso use in some of his solos. If you don’t know about him, you have to check him out. I’m […]


Inverted Paradiddle Independence Part Two

Last time we focused on eighth notes. This time we add sixteenths. Some of these exercises will sound cool and some won’t, but the idea is to give you the freedom to play what you want while maintaining the inverted paradiddle groove pattern. Next time, in part 3, we’ll focus on grooves that we test […]