Quintuplets Lesson – Part two

In the previous lesson i shared some exercises to master quintuplets, here’s the article: https://francisdrummer.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/quintuplets/ In this second lesson i show you a system to play and interpret the exercises of the Ted Reed’s Syncopation (pages 38 to 45) using quintuplets with an alternate sticking (RLRLR LRLRL). What we’ll do is to read the pages of … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part two

Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms

Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless…playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving the left hand around the … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms

Murray Spivack technique

Murray Spivack was a Russian- born American sound engineer.He was also a drum teacher who’s students included Louie Bellson, Joe Morello, David Garibaldi, Phil Maturano, Josh Freese, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chuck Silverman, Chad Wackerman, Ed Shaughnessy and many more. Some years ago at his masterclass the drummer Phil Maturano (he also studied with Murray) spoke about … More Murray Spivack technique