Christopher R. Coleman has been playing drums since the ripe old age of 2, sitting on his uncle’s knee in church. He traveled with his father and uncles who performed together in a gospel ensemble. In his youth he practiced relentlessly with the aim of making it big as a drummer. In Junior high school [...]
Teddy Campbell began developing his road reputation early on. Immediately after finishing high school in Chicago, he started touring with a string of gospel-inspired stage shows. Before long, he was serving as musical director, a position rarely filled by drummers. “I don’t play keyboards,” says Campbell, “but I can spell out melodies, chords, and arrangements [...]
Jeff Porcaro was born on April 1, 1954, in Hartford, Connecticut and first got interested in drumming due to the influence of his father. He began playing seriously at age seven though he is sure “I was playing even earlier than that. Only my father would actually know when I got started.” Formal lessons initially [...]
Louisiana-born, Brian Blade grew up in Shreveport, then New Orleans, where he distilled the unique drumming styles and musical heritage of the nation’s spiritual underbelly into a powerfully swinging percussive trademark. Nurtured under the watchful eyes of Ellis Marsalis and New Orleans Dixie-drum masters Johnny Vidacovich and Herlin Riley, Blade learned to find his ‘knit [...]
Author of A Drummer’s Perspective, David Phillips, met Mike Weatherley MP at the House’s of Parliament yesterday to find out more about the Rock The House charity. Mike Weatherley wants to raise the political profile of the UK’s music industry, so started the Rock The House Charity last year. The charity runs an annual competition [...]
Drummers working to develop their Neil Peart mojo will be happy to hear that there’s a new instructional DVD from the famed Rush drummer due for release on Oct. 14. The DVD will be called ‘Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime Of Live Performance.’ and the cover art features Peart throwing a drum stick up in [...]
Founding Beatles member Pete Best will soon have a street in Liverpool named in his honour. The fab-four’s first drummer, has been included in a list of names that Liverpool City Council want recognize when naming new roads. Best has been included for what a council spokesman said is his ‘special contribution’ to the city’s [...]
To his father, Julian Pavone is “bambino,” but around the world, he is the Guinness World Records’ youngest professional drummer. Julian, 7, is the world’s youngest professional drummer, according to Guinness World Records. He lives in Macomb Township, Michigan.
This book takes the beginning drummer through the paces – from reading simple exercises to playing great grooves and fills. Each lesson includes a preparatory exercise and a solo. Concepts and rhythms are introduced one at a time, so growth is natural and easy. Features large, clear musical print, intensive treatment of each individual drum [...]
Just like many on our DrumPost team, you may play drums for a church or ministry. We came upon this book specifically geared for praise and worship drummers written by drummer Jon Skaggs. Jon has played with well known Christian artists like Brandon Heath, Nichole Nordeman, Aaron Shust, Meredith Andrews, Shane and Shane, Chris Sligh [...]
Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and/or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts. Perfect for beginning-level on up to advanced players, Essential Drum Fills provides mechanical [...]
Protection Racket proudly welcomes eight more amazing drummers to the Family. The new endorsees music represents a whole range of different genres including, rock, heavy metal, rap and pop. Percussionist Chris Fehn, from the iconic metal band Slipknot, is one of the latest to enjoy the soft security offered by Protection Rackets tough lightweight cases. [...]
Drum Workshop, Inc. has recently announced upgrades to its industry-‐standard line of 5000 bass drum pedals. Among the improvements to the new 5000AD4 pedals are a Tri-‐ Pivot toe clamp that includes 3 self-‐adjusting rubber-‐coated pads that securely anchors the pedal to a variety of bass drum counter hoop sizes, a Dual-‐Spring Rocker that improves [...]
Ok, at one time or another every drummer will handle a drum machine either for fun or professionally. Well here’s another chance for you to get your fingers rhythmically in line with the latest drum machine App. The DM1 Drum Machine App is an advanced vintage Drum Machine for your iPad. Designed by Fingerlabs, DM1 [...]
Inspired by the great American car companies from the 1950′s, Motor City Black adds a new color dimension to the innovative Gretsch Renown 57 drum set. All drums feature the distinctive ’57 Chevron, which features an aluminum panel with raised edges and embossed badge. Each drum has its own sized chevron, scaled to symmetrically fit [...]
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Although drumming is not just about soloing sometimes you need it to get you moving. Steve Smith and Jojo Mayer are two INCREDIBLE drummers with very different styles. So, what happens when you put them together in front of the camera? Check it out and see for yourself!
Part 1 of Dennis Chambers’ performance @ Guitar Center’s 2011 Drum Off Grand Finals on January 14th, 2012 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featuring Graffiti with Haakon Graf on keys, U-Nam on guitar, and Gary Grainger on bass.
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! – Jojo Mayer is a remarkable drummer whose masterful and innovative technique bridges the gap between the worlds of traditional jazz and electronica, the son of a touring musician, Jojo Mayer received his first drum kit at the age of 2, and began playing professionally at 17. He went on to back jazz greats [...]