Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Mick Fleetwood – A Rocker Off His Rocker

I was at the NAMM show a couple of years ago looking for a place to take a nap. It was Day Three, which is when you realize you’re saturated with the NAMM experience and ready to go home. By that point you’ve talked to everyone you came to talk to, ogled every product display, […]

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Introduction To Nashville

A few years ago I was working with a great alt-country singer who had some interest from a record label in Nashville. We recorded some songs and sent them over and they responded by saying they loved him – but not his songs. The label wanted to hear the singer on some of their material […]

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The Many Moods of a Drum Set

The look of a drum set has an affect on the way you feel and think. The look affects what you choose to play. The sizes of the drums, amount of drums, cymbal placement and types of cymbals – the set up! – inspires music in your head before you even pick up the sticks. […]

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Passing The Torch

My freind John plays in the big Broadway style shows that come to town and when The Lion King hit San Francisco he was hired as the drummer. Because of the show’s demanding schedule John decided to scale back on his student load and drop a couple days a week. He wanted to retain his […]

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When Will We Let Women Rock?

Rock and Roll, like Jazz, Blues, Country, and even classical music, started as a boys club that men participated in and women were relegated to watching. And as the style progressed the definition of a “rock” drummer would eventually be shaped by the power of Jon Bonham, the chaos of Keith Moon, and the lazy […]

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