SD Blog

Oiling the Machine

September 13th, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve started training again following the physical hurdles I wrote about last year. For those inquiring about my future drum lessons- My transcriber Dean McCormick and I are back collaborating and working hard to create … Continue reading

Album Released

December 18th, 2016

Instrumental Prog Album: “M.U.S.I.C. – a tribute to modern day composers” is my first attempt as an arranger. It’s my hope, other music lovers and musicians will enjoy the work, of these talented composers, as much as I do. It … Continue reading

Injuries and Retirement

December 18th, 2016

To my friends and followers worldwide, In response to your inquiries regarding my retiring from drumming: The foremost reason is due to physical injuries I sustained from vehicle accidents, as a teenager, not drumming injuries. While mastering technique has enabled … Continue reading

Speed, Power & Precision PT. 2

December 18th, 2016

Speed, Power & Precision PT. 2 – 4 strokes on the rack tom, 4 strokes on the snare drum, alternated triplets across the hi-hats, 4 strokes on the rack tom, 4 strokes on the snare drum, 8 strokes split between … Continue reading

Speed, Power & Precision PT. 1

December 18th, 2016

Speed, Power & Precision PT. 1 – 4 strokes on the rack tom, 4 strokes on the snare drum and then 8 strokes split between the snare and floor tom incorporation drumming crossovers. Drum fills as demonstrated in this blog … Continue reading

Flam Crossovers PT 2

December 18th, 2016

1/4 note to 8th note- Flam Crossovers Sprints. The following example (based from alternating flams) is a powerful multi-purpose exercise for developing upper body agility, fluidity, endurance and accuracy. In Flam Crossovers PT 2, I add in the bass drum … Continue reading

Live Drum Solos – Compilation

December 18th, 2016

The following clip highlights three live drum solos. The first solo was recorded in Houma, La in 2006 while performing with Abigail’s Ghost. The second solo was filmed in New Orleans (2010) and the third solo in Austin, TX (2011) … Continue reading

1/4 note to 8th note- Flam Crossovers

December 17th, 2016

Flam Crossover Sprints: The following example (based from alternating flams) is a powerful multi-purpose exercise for developing upper body agility, fluidity, endurance and accuracy. In PT. 2 I add in the bass drum where I’m working on alternate single strokes … Continue reading

9 Stroke Singles – Rudiment/Groove

December 17th, 2016

Drum Rudiment: 9 Stroke Singles Here the 9 stroke ruff is applied around the drum set. For examples like this, I’m thinking of the time signature of 3 or a waltz if you will. As stated before, my approach to … Continue reading

Triplet Sprints PT 2

December 16th, 2016

Building on the previous example, we will now alternate the triplet pattern around the drum set while still performing it as a sprint exercise. Sprint exercises work both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers. Both muscle groups must be targeted … Continue reading