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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...

Home Studio Tour | How I Track Drums From Home

I'm new to the home studio game. My wife and I have been in out current house for about a year, and ever since moving it has been a growing experience with my personal studio. Microphone purchases, speaker purchases, XLR cables, sound treatment...it is a black hole of...

Nate Smith | “Rambo” | Riff Transcription

I've talked about Nate Smith before, but I'll say it again - WOW. He just never ceases to blow me away with his drumming and overall musicianship. I first heard about Nate Smith when I purchased a record called Follow the Red Line by Chris Potter Underground. I don't...

Top 3 | Networking, Music College, Touring Gigs

Trying something new here. I told everyone that follows me on = Instagram the other day that the first three people to send me a question would get a shout out and answer in a YouTube video. This video is a result of that. Here is what I talk about in this video: 1:04...

Brody Simpson | Quintuplet Groove | Transcription

Here is a SICK quintuplet groove/fill idea from Brody Simpson. This groove sounds super simple, but it is difficult to execute it in a way that feels as smooth as Brody is pulling it off here. Check the video above and then download the sheet music below. Happy...

Microphone Shootout: Lavalier vs Shotgun

Gear, specifically microphones, really stresses me out. Why? Because they are expensive. They are also hard to research because EVERYONE on the internet seems to have an opinion. One person will say, "this is an incredible mic." The very next review will say something...

What’s in My Stick Bag? | Stick Bag Essentials

Gear. Everyone loves talking about gear. To be honest, I'm not really a "gear guy" - it just isn't my thing. I have a ton of philosophical reasons why I don't really talk about gear too much, but I'll spare you the pain because honestly they are just my opinions. It...

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