Monthly Archives: July 2017

Drum Soloists vs Service Drummers

SKF NOTE: Drum soloists vs service drummers. That’s a distinction I don’t hear much about anymore. Growing up the two were discussed almost as separate career paths. Q. What do you want to do with your life? A. I want … Continue reading

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Ed Shaugnessy: Non-Stop Believer in Teaching Drumming Traditions

SKF NOTE: The Who Reads Modern Drummer? ad campaign is still one of my favorite ideas. I’m glad founder/publisher Ron Spagnardi agreed. And I’m glad well-known drummers agreed. Here’s the ad campaign back story. Along with Ed Shaughnessy’s letter I’ve posted … Continue reading

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Hal Blaine: Drum Fills Come From Within

SKF NOTE: Hal Blaine’s thoughts on drum fills. From a Hal Blaine letter written about 35-years ago. Good advice that still holds true. Fills…come from within. Somehow the [brain] puts it all together. It takes the song you’re working on, … Continue reading

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