Category Archives: SKF Blog

Human Expression vs Human Perfection

SKF NOTE: I was in my home office, Yo-Yo Ma was on tv, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. I wasn’t familiar with Ma or his music. But after a few seconds of only half-listening to the sound he produced … Continue reading

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Stories Drummers Might Like?

SKF NOTE: Modern Drummer Publication’s CEO recently announced a renewal of the enterprise. Meanwhile, a DrumForum.org member started a thread wondering what kind of articles actual and potential MD readers want to read. I wonder how many MD readers are … Continue reading

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Hal Blaine: Have Fun, Play Drums

SKF NOTE: I found this in one of my external hard drives. It’s a drum method the great Hal Blaine released in 1968. Have fun. Give Hal Blaine’s album a listen.

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Study Gary Chester with ‘New Breed Approved’ Original Chester Student

SKF NOTE: This is a unique, fascinating idea I spotted yesterday on the “Gary Chester the Drummer” Facebook page. The post below is edited from the original. Gary’s daughter, Katrina, is offering to pair drummers who want to study her … Continue reading

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High Marks for Wicket’s Period Drumming

SKF NOTE: This video grabbed my attention two days ago. I was unfamiliar with drummer Alan “Sticky” Wicket. But his period suit, drumset, and his swinging primarily on the snare drum is fun and instructive. This is the style of … Continue reading

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