New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE

I’m very happy and proud to present my first book: my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers: Jeff Porcaro. The book (42 pages) includes eight transcriptions of some of his most memorable performances, playing with artists such as Toto, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald (most transcriptions have been previously available on … More New book: Jeff Porcaro Grooves NOW AVAILABLE

Great News

Hi folks, next month I’ll publish my first book, my personal dedication to one of my favorite drummers… This book presents eight Jeff Porcaro’s drum transcriptions from 1976 to 1990, showing his unique feel and style and introducing you to one important aspect of his playing: his GROOVE. I’m very excited and I hope you’ll find … More Great News

Joey Baron – Effendi

Hi folks, it’s been almost two months since my last transcription, but here’s new stuff: the intro and head of the tune “Effendi” with Joey Baron on drums. “Effendi” is a modal tune composed by pianist McCoy Tyner, included in his debut album Inception (1962). Mark Murphy’s version from the album Beauty And The Beast (1986) presents an inspired and … More Joey Baron – Effendi

Stone Killer Exercise

Here’s another exercise based on George Lawrence Stone teachings. The following hands workout is designed to build endurance, speed, and accuracy between your hands… a daily work routine useful to warm up before a gig or a studio session. In addition, put the accents on the downbeat or on the upbeat of every beat, it’s a … More Stone Killer Exercise

Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)

It’s been a few weeks since my last post (since I’ve been working on different music projects), I’m back and for the next month I have interesting stuff to share with you: transcriptions, exercises and a book that I’m working on… But now here’s a very common Ted Reed method useful to develop your independence, that consists … More Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)