This is Newsletter #12. Click HERE to view our previous newsletters
Want to talk to the drum professor personally? Check out the latest product on the shop page. Sometimes a phone consultation might be just the thing to help you get to the next musical level!
Still waiting for the flam chart? Not to worry. Experts are working on it NOW as we speak!
In fact our first project is already underway. If you would like to play to the first song (country rock style) send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the “music minus drums” track. I’ll email it to you, and then after practicing it on
your own, upload a basic video to me (I’ll provide a link) and it will appear as one of the student videos on our Student
Auditorium page! We need as many volunteers for this first song as possible. If this website has been of help to you
throughout the years, I hope you will consider submitting your video, or perhaps adding a comment to those who have
already done so in Auditorium # A.
OF COURSE WE ALL DO. WE’RE DRUMMERS! NUFF SAID? ALL DRUMMERS NEED FEEDBACK. It’s in our DNA (what do you think the first letter “D” stands for anyway?). It’s relatively easy to record a few minutes of our playing these days with our phones, or some type of audio or video recording device. But getting the right kind of constructive feedback - that’s the hard part.
Of course many of us have friends/spouses/kids etc. that we can always ask to watch us play or show them a video of the latest stuff we are working on. Have you ever any of these typical responses we get from our:
Wives: "It’s great honey. But isn’t that the same song you showed me before? or is it different?” Friends/coworkers: "Sounds ok I guess. Are you in for poker night this week?" Parents: "It’s perfect. But all your drumming sounds perfect to us" Kids: "Whoa. it’s not really my kind of music. It’s kinda slow. But I………….guess it’s OK."
A possible solution is for us drummers to post our clips on Youtube, Facebook etc. And sometimes we can actually get feedback from other drummers - mixed in with the “Don’t quit your day job” comments as well.