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Groove Of The Month – January 2017

“A Quick Death In Texas” – Clutch – 2015 – Jean-Paul Gaster – 94bpm We’re doing something a little different this time around in that we are featuring a specific section of a song. In this case it is the bridge from Clutch’s “A Quick Death In Texas.” For this section Jean-Paul Gaster creates a…




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Groove Of The Month – December 2016

“Vasoline” – Stone Temple Pilots – 1994 – Eric Kretz – 84bpm At PASIC 2016, I saw both JoJo Mayer and Jost Nickel talk about their interpretative use of the paradiddle on the drumset. In both cases they were at least in part talking about the idea that interpretation of a rhythm is as important…




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Groove Of The Month – July 2016

“Rings” – Aesop Rock – 2016 – Aesop Rock(Programming) – 128bpm This month’s groove comes from the first release from Aesop Rock’s new record “The Impossible Kid.” I’d been wanting to do an Aesop Rock tune for a while and was looking to do one off of his last record ‘Skelethon’ when I discovered that…




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Teaching Tips – The Form Is A Lie

In this video I recall a recent lesson where we didn’t play the drums at all, and that’s ok. Transcription Below: A few days ago I’m rounding out the end of a long day teaching. I had subbed school in the morning and then come in to teach a full schedule of private students afterward….




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Teaching Tips – It’s On Me

Recently one of my student recitals showed me a major flaw in the way I’ve been teaching drumset. So what am I going to do about it? Have you ever been in a situation like that, where you see a student make a mistake and you know instantly that it’s your fault completely, not theirs?…




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The Drum Pad – Episode 14

Today Otto and Drew discuss how they talk with students about gear and tone. Subscribe in iTunes, listen here, or watch below on YouTube: http://twitter.com/musiciansnotes http://facebook.com/musiciansnotepad https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQk08F0Xauuzd8_kouH17A




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The Drum Pad – Episode 10 (take 2)

Today Otto and Drew talk about ‘teacher homework’ and what it takes to prepare for a lesson. Subscribe in iTunes, listen here, or watch below on YouTube: http://twitter.com/musiciansnotes http://facebook.com/musiciansnotepad https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQk08F0Xauuzd8_kouH17A