Tag : YouTube

Written on Jul, 03, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  The dark humorous clip above is from the movie Whiplash featuring Miles Teller. He’s a drummer getting hammered by a band leader about tempo, that elusive skill that musicians (especially drummers) strive to perfect and control. Time is everything for a drummer and it can be difficult to control in stressful situations like this one, on stage when you can’t quite hear …

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Written on Apr, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  My good friend Louise Palanker created a new video for the Our Place theme song that we produced together. Our Place is a social media app for teens and tweens where kids get together and discuss issues, learn about life, and make new friends. All of the recording and mixing took place at my studio with a host of talented people including …

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Written on Apr, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

A great reminder of how great pop songwriting can be. Learning from classics like this shows how 3 minutes and 14 seconds can take you to unexpected melodic and harmonic places without sounding forced or erudite. I love how Elton John starts the verse on the ii chord! So without further ado, here’s how to play Goodbye Yellow Brick Road …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Here’s the first drumming video that I put on YouTube. It started from an improvised melodic tom theme that spoke to me as I was experimenting with some Factory Metal Percussion instruments. Those big grey circular cymbals are prototype Gothic Radius instruments. They sound incredible, a blast of white noise with a short decay. Perfect for punchy accents. There are …

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