Quintuplets Lesson – Part two

In the previous lesson I shared some exercises to master quintuplets, here’s the article. https://francisdrummingblog.com/2016/06/22/quintuplets/ In this second lesson, I show you a system to play and interpret the exercises of 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, pages 37 to 44) 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 … 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 whose 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 I was at the masterclass of the drummer Phil Maturano (he also studied … More Murray Spivack Technique