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October News Nuggets!

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments

  • Looks like Keith Caarlock’s DVD is upon us but still no release date? Those clips at the bottom of the page are tasty, should be a good disc. Keith’s unique groove and it’s in-yer-face nature is refreshing.
  • Ron Dunnet stopped by the forum to share yet another amazing pictorial this time from the 2009 Chicago drum show. Ron’s photo’s have become the digital scrapbook for the drumming community for events like this, not to mention his snare drums are not of this earth. Thanks Ron!
  • Gary Husband stopped by the forum to give us some dates from the Alan Holdsworth tour with Gary in the drum chair.
  • The Police drummer and hi-hat pioneer Stewart Copeland has written a new book. Check out this interview on CNN for more info. Thanks Randy W.
  • Finally, drumming marketing guru Steve Orkin has put together a recap vid from the recent Drummer Fanatasy Camp weekend. Looks like all the attendees get more than their money’s worth. This looks like an amazing time, check it out:

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News Nuggets!

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

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Jim Chapin passes away

July 4th, 2009 · No Comments

According to this post by Billy Ward drumming pioneer Jim Chapin has passed away. Best known for his book “Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer” (available here on Dom Famularo’s site via Jim’s official site), this book was deemed impossible to play when it was fist published. It eventually went on to become the bible for jazz drummers for generations and is still widely used and recommended to this day. Jim’s book opened many doors for me taking lessons in New Jersey before moving to LA. Thank you for your immeasurable contribution to drumming Jim!

More discussion on Jim here on the HoD forums.

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Vintage Buddy; YouTube smorgasbord

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments

HoD member Rob Haerr uncovered a YouTube gem of Buddy Rich on the Mike Douglas Show in 1967. It’s a formidable performance of Little Trane.

Here are some other good YT finds:

  • Andy Fisenden riffing on a familiar tune
  • Andy again playing an original layered percussion track
  • Steve Gadd breaking down his signature Mozambique groove
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    Sweet Weckl footage; Ari’s new book; Chicago Drum Show

    May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

    Get your HOD news fix here:

    • Here’s over 8 minutes of Dave Weckl … being Dave Weckl with Mike Stern from the May 13 Boston show. Great bootleg footage, good angles.
    • Mel Bay is finally releasing brilliant bopper Ari Hoenig’s book, “Intro To Polyrhythms.” A DVD will accompany the book with music performed by Hoenig, bassist Johannes Weidenmuller, and a trio performance including pianist Aaron Goldberg. The package is not just for drummers: The play-along material will offer exercises and songs for all three instruments in a traditional jazz trio.
    • Finally, here are some nice shots from last week’s Chicago Drum Show. Check out the shot of the Color Wrap booth.

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    iPhone metronome app

    May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

    Checking out some of the metronome apps for the iPhone, I noticed Tempo, from Frozen Ape. It’s got some cool features, all of which of viewable here on their tutorial page. I’m looking forward to counting tunes off with the help my iPhone now. For 99 cents, you can’t beat it.

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    New House of Drumming video lesson

    April 1st, 2009 · No Comments

    This one discusses the seamless transition from 3/4 to 6/8 to 4/4, then back again. Fun stuff.

    Discussion here on the forums.

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    Dave Weckl studio tour!

    February 17th, 2009 · No Comments


    Drumming PR gangster Steve Orkin chimed in on the forums to let us know that Dave Weckl has added a video tour of (oh nothing) his home recording studio. Dave runs down his gear and shows him mixing an upcoming Mike Stern DVD. Check out the video right here on his web site (scroll down a bit). How cool is that? Thanks Steve and thanks Dave!

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    Louie Bellson 1924 – 2009

    February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

    The drumming community has lost one of its great pioneers in Louie Bellson. His musical reputation and contribution to drumming are surpassed only by the stories of how kind and generous he was over the years. Check out his extensive discography here. Hudson Music has a great bio and video compilation on this jazz giant here. Louie discussion on the forums right here.

    Thank you Mr. Bellson.

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    Benny Greb, Keith Carlock, Ari Hoenig DVD’s incoming?

    February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

    We know for sure the Benny Grebb DVD is coming, the trailer and making of clips have been very interesting. I particularly like this clip on youtube where he shows a cool Bavarian choir filming introduction segments. The DVD is due February 17th 2009. More info here on Hudson’s website.
    There has been further talk around the camp fire about possible Ari Hoenig and Keith Carlock DVD’s. Should be interesting.

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