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Archive for August, 2012


How to Play a Super Slow Drum Beat

Have you ever played the drums to a super slow song but it didn’t really feel good?  Maybe you tried playing what I call The Eighth Note Beat but the song was soooo slow that there was too much “space” between each note.  You may have even found yourself speeding up the tempo (“rushing”) to […]

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My Current Drumming Hero – Kenny Aronoff

If you read Who’s Your Drumming Hero?, you know that I’ve had a lot of drumming heroes.  I may have one for a while, switch to someone else then switch back. I tend to focus on drummers who are playing the style of music that I’m playing.  I was playing in school big bands when […]

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The Easiest and Most Common Drum Beat in the World

Wouldn’t it be great if you could play lots of songs on the drums quickly and easily?  You can by learning a simple but powerful pattern that I call The Eighth Note Drum Beat.  You can have fun applying this beat to many popular songs while taking the time to learn more complex drum technique. […]

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Who’s Your Drumming Hero?

Who do you want to be when you grow up?  Or to rephrase this question for someone who plays the drums, what drummer do you most want to play like? Usually it’s a drum fill or the way they play a favorite song that gets you interested in a drummer.  And the more you listen […]

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