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The One Thing Keeping You From Getting Better at Drums

The one thing that is keeping you from getting better at drums. Yes, there is one thing. There are actually quite a few things. But this one is #1 for most of the drummers I've ever encountered. What is the ONE thing? Your. Left. Hand. Yes, your entire hand. And when...

Ulysses Owens Jr. | Jazz Independence Warm Up

Ulysses Owens Jr. - if you don't know that name. Now you do. Follow him here on Instagram. Ulysses posted this video on Instagram the other day and I thought it was a great exercise for anyone trying to work on jazz independence (or any coordination/independence)....

What Snare Mic is Best?

As you all know, I am not a "gear guy". Which sounds weird because I've been posting about gear quite a bit recently. Today is no different - we are on the hunt for the best snare drum microphone. Most will say the SM57 is their "go to" mic, but I think this little...

My Favorite “Go To” Fill

We all have them - those "go to" fills we pull out and they just feel like home. Those fills you don't realize you are playing until halfway through playing them. The fills that you sometimes use...too much. In this lesson I'm breaking down my all-time favorite "go...

Studio Gear | Full List of all the Goodz

All the Gear I Use in My Home Studio (as of Nov 2017) This is LONG overdue, so sorry for making you wait. Many of you have been asking this question in a multitude of ways...so here it goes. I am finally posting a video walk-through for all of the gear in my studio....

Eric Moore | Chops with Groove

This transcription comes to you via a request I got yesterday. I was scrolling through Instagram and saw that @drum_fill_university had posted this video and people were asking for a transcription. I decided to transcribe it really quick. Eric Moore is such an...

Eric Moore | Drumeo Solo Excerpts

As I write this - Christmas is over, and the New Year is almost upon us. I promise I'll talk about this Eric Moore transcription in a second, but before I do: I hope you all had a fantastic 2017, because I know I did. Not all of it was incredible, but I will be...

3 Questions | Jazz Edition (Comping, Soloing, Quintuplets)

The second edition of a new "3 Questions" series I'm trying out. If you don't follow me on Instagram, how it works - I get on every now-and-then and ask you all to direct message me questions. The first 3 people that message me get their question answered and a shout...

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