If you're reading this then obviously you are checking out the site. In order for me to make it as productive as possible I always welcome constructive feedback. As you peruse the pages and see things that could be better, or if there is something missing that you think could make the site better, PLEASE add your two cents here. I would certainly appreciate your time and thoughtful remarks!
The point here is to practice your dynamics as a regular part of your daily routine. Especially pianissimo; Very soft. WHY?
Playing loud is not a general problem for most drummers. It's fairly easy to swing…Read more
Traditional grip was invented out of necessity. The snare drummers of the marching bands had to figure out how to play with the snare at a steep angle. The solution was to hold the stick almost chop stick style to match the angle of the drum. This lead to the traditional grip. When…Read more
A used off-brand drum set can be purchased via Craigslist and other ads for an average range of $100-$300. Pop a few new heads on, polish it up, do a little muffling magic, and you have a great set for beginners or as an extra practice set for pros and teachers.
In the long run, when the budget allows, you…Read more
My response is that you need an organized system that takes you step-by-step through all the necessary techniques in a clear and easy to read manner. The system…Read more
I love football...I mean futeball...I mean soccer. Played it as a youngster as I emulated Pele on the playground. Played club ball and traveled to England and Canada and all around the country. Played college for U of Md. Then got badly injured and continued my career as a coach for my kids, and as a fan.
When I was in England in 1978, I went to Wembley stadium and saw Liverpool play. I was already a Beatles fan and really liked Liverpool's red kits. There began my lifelong alone-less walk with…