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Resources during Corona Virus: New NAMM Foundation Webinar: Making Music Online – How-To’s for Private and Group Lessons: The one-hour webinar presented by The NAMM Foundation invites educators to, “discover online group lessons and therapeutic music-making for children and adults, and business models to move in-store music lessons online to keep students connected and making music.
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…after I was a little older and focused enough to always remember my carpet I found that with my vintage Slingerland drum kit the kick drum spurs were thin and didn’t do a great job at holding my kick drums.
I don’t know why we think that’s the approach. That made me think, I had this girl come in, years ago, back in Dallas, and I sat her down at a pad and I knew at the end of the lesson she was never going to come back. I wasn’t sure if she would even keep playing drums! I showed her some paradiddles and it defeated her. All she wanted to do, I think, was to play some kind of an AC/DC song or something.
The backbone of this started with you two getting this vision together and then you decided, okay, we’re going to make a studio that we can get some great sound out of. First thing is we have to build a drum booth that is amazing. And Gary brought in his equipment that he had already bought.
Nick Hayes is a professional touring drummer with the Eric Gales Band. Nick’s drumming career started at a young age when drumming gravitated to him as opposed to him gravitating to the drums. Nick has a keen ability to take life as it comes and keep an open heart to learning. He notices the subtle aspects of life, taking a perspective that comes from selfless observation as opposed to ego driven views.
My whole thing is that I practice all the time and I still do practice all the time. All day every day. And I just wanted to be so good that I could play anything. I think that’s really important. And it’s also really important to have your own style. If you just try to be someone else that may be cool but that’s not going to get you noticed or get people to want you to play drums for them.
I practice a lot of stick control on my practice pad. Using a metronome I start with 60 bpm and move up to 120 bpm and keep going back and forth from 60 to 120 with paradiddles, triplets, 16th notes, etc.
Yeah, gospel is more about “pocket”. When I was coming up gospel music was solid. That’s what it created in a lot of drummers like me and others that stay out in L. A. They learned how to be solid. In gospel there’s different genres. I grew up under the quartet gospel feel which is more old school.