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Although some of my choices have changed, here is a list of my favorite drummers.

 

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This blog is about how I spend my time before a show.  Always get a good night's sleep, as much as possible.  If the show is out of town I might bring a small travel practice pad to loosen up sometimes the night before but definitely I warm up in the room for 10 to 30 minutes before going to sound check.  A typical sound check might begin at 3pm.  I will be using a "backline" drum set in this example.  The first thing I do upon arriving at the venue is survey the drums and cymbals. Once I assess all the components (usually...

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Everyone goes through rough times developing their technical and physical abilities on the drums.  I find it most useful to practice things I do not play well or that I am not completely comfortable with over playing all the things I already know.  Yes you must maintain your smoothness and agility in the strong areas of your drumming however concentrating on your lessor developed areas will further strengthen and ease your playing in your more comfortable styles or phrasings. I picked up a book by Rick Latham (local LA drummer/educator) "Contemporary Drumset Techniques" and there are some beautiful systems and combinations in this book. ...

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