Archive for January, 2010

New Percussion Ensemble Piece

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Here is a new percussion ensemble piece I have just completed called minor infraction. It’s for 13 players and is a grade 4 level. It was commissioned by the Jay M Robinson High School Percussion ensemble which is directed by Blair Smith. It will be performed at the North Carolina PAS Day of Percussion at UNCG on April 24th 2010. The recording is me overdubbing the parts in the studio.
minor infraction

Video Lesson: Second Line Drum Solo

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Here is a Drum Set Solo in a New Orleans Second Line style.
Second Line Solo

Video Lesson: Soloing in 3/4 time

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video of me soloing over a 3/4 time hi hat ostinato. Please exuse the just woke up look and the hilarious expressions-Ahh, to be young again!
3/4 solo

Video Lesson: Playing Jazz in 3/4 time

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

This video demonstrates different ways to approach playing and soloing in 3/4 time. Please allow plenty of time for the video to load.
3/4 Jazz

Video Lesson: Jazz Ride Cymbal Technique

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

In this video I demonstrate how to develop jazz ride cymbal technique at many different tempos. As usual please allow time for the file to download.
Jazz Ride Cymbal Technique

Video Lesson: Jazz Coordination Exercises #1

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video which demonstrates how to work on the Jazz Coordination Exercises from my book. Please allow plenty of time for download since this is a large file.
Jazz Coordination#1

Video Lesson: Jazz Coordination Exercises #2 Advanced

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video dealing with the Jazz Coordination Exercises from my book. Please alow ample time for download since this is a large file.
jazz coordination

Lesson Video: Rudimental style solo over foot ostinatos

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video demonstration of soloing in a rudimental style over several foot ostinatos from my book. Please give the video lots of time to download since it is a large file.
soloing over foot ostinatos

Video Lesson Afro-Cuban Ostinatos

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video lesson that explains how to work on the Afro -Cuban ostinatos section from my book. Please give the video lots of time to download since it is a large file.
afro-cuban ostinatos

Video Lesson Brazilian Drum Set Ostinatos

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video lesson that explains how to work on the Brazilian ostinatos section from my book. Please give the video lots of time to download since it is a large file.

brazilian ostinatos