I like to warm up with Tommy Igoe’s Great Hands for a Lifetime.I also use them as a warm up for my students. One way to add some challenge to rudiments is to add a foot pattern underneath. In the video above I’m playing the basic lifetime warmup with a samba foot pattern where the kick drum is on one, the and of two, three, and the and of four. Adding a foot pattern to rudiments strengthens independence between your hands and feet. This was a little more difficult than I thought but a lot of fun to work with.
I was persuaded by my friend and fellow drummer Tim De Ramos to make a drum and bass video. I’ve always liked beatbox by Roni Size–it’s a short and sweet beatbox that was released in the late 90s and reminds me of my days in New York City. I Wanted to add a live drum track to it to see how the acoustic drums would mix with the recorded beatbox.
Here is the raw version we did just using the Gopro camera:
Clinic highlights from my band Outside Pedestrian at Studio 88 in Aliso Viejo, CA. We discuss music style, form, and improvisation with some demonstrations during our clinic “Pushing the Boundaries of Contemporary Music.”
Outside Pedestrian is an instrumental jazz and rock trio that performs as well as educates. For more information regarding the band, clinics and educational performances please check out: