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TDA Summer NAMM 2016 Overview

The Drummers Almanac – Summer NAMM 2016 Overview I Just got back from Summer NAMM 2016 this past June. Summer NAMM is great because it’s much smaller than the Anaheim show and it’s just easier and more laid back when it comes to talking and meeting new people in the drumming community. That being said, […]

Groove Breakdown: Soul Vaccination

Soul Vaccination – Verse Groove Breakdown This is one of my very first drum lessons videos after I started this website. It’s still a good lesson so I thought I’d bring it back… in spite of some of the small technical and audio issues. I was still working out my drum sounds back then. It […]

Drum Groove Breakdown: Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’

Very Cool Drum Beat Inspired By J.R Robinson I was at a drum clinic in NY hosted by J.R. Robinson. It was definitely not your typical drum clinic. In that clinic he said… “I’m not really a technician on the drums, like some of these other guys. What I do is play grooves.” He then […]

The Clave’ on the Drumset – Part 3: Variations

The Clave’ Drum Lesson – Part 3. This post is part 3 of last weeks discussion on the Clave’ …Afro-Cuban’s mother rhythm. Last time we just talked about applying this to the drums in a basic way. This week, I want to get a little more involved with a few cool variations on the drumset. […]