I once had a Skype lesson with Eamon Murray from the group Beoga. During the lesson, I asked Eamon to name some of the drummers that influenced his playing.
I was a music education major in college, and drum set was part of our curriculum. My professor emphasized that it was important to be familiar with the playing of the forefathers of the drum set- Steve Gadd, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Warren “Baby” Dodds, just to name a few. This study of influential players on this u
Whether it is an athlete, and artist, a musician, or a craftsman, we have all at some point been inspired by a master executing their craft well. When we are watching these individuals employ their specific skill sets, it is easy to get lost in the performance and not understand what is required to achieve a high level of excellence.
In short, it is practice. Specifically, it is high-quality practice done on a regular basis.
There are many factors to consider when
Here it is, my first step into the world of blogging.
I need to thank Rob Curran, one of the owners of Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training (http://www.tacdynamics.com/rob-curran/). Rob and I served together in the Marine Forces Reserve Band in New Orleans, LA. After seeing my website, his first words to me were, “You need a blog, brother.”
Rob pushed me musically when we played together in a jazz combo. He pushed me physically through martial arts training. (Admit