Tag Archives: Freddie Gruber

Freddie Gruber – Greatest Disservice: Drum Teacher to Student

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story on my interview with Freddie Gruber. In this part of the interview I ask Freddie, “What do you think is the greatest disservice a teacher can do to a drum student?” And Freddie gives … Continue reading

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A Lost Opportunity – The Rich/Gruber Drumming Videos

SKF NOTE: Here’s the back story on this tape from my Freddie Gruber interview circa 1982. This excerpt is, for me, a great life lesson: Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. When Freddie first mentioned a … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber – I Played Leedy & Ludwig Drums

SKF NOTE: Sorting through another box of my audio cassettes, I found the third and final part of my interview with Freddie Gruber circa 1982. We were seated at the kitchen table in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment. Here’s my original … Continue reading

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What Freddie Gruber Made Clear

SKF NOTE: Starting with my first posting of excerpts of my interview with Freddie Gruber, skeptics came forward asking: Did Freddie ever make any records as a drummer? How could Freddie teach drums if he never demonstrated his ideas while … Continue reading

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Jim Chapin on Freddie Gruber’s Drumming 1949-50 (Audio)

SKF NOTE: This recording, which I wasn’t sure I still had, is one of my favorite moments from preparing to write a profile of Freddie Guber. I came across an unmarked cassette this morning, inserted it into my tape player, … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber Has No Recordings; How Do We Know He Can Teach?

SKF NOTE: If there are no band or performance recordings of drum teachers — how do we know if what they’re teaching is valid? Rafik Mankarios (or someone able to post under Mr. Mankarios’s “RM Drums” YouTube account) listened to this … Continue reading

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Audio: Freddie Gruber: Teaching Saved My Life

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #6 from Freddie Gruber’s interview with Scott K Fish circa 1983.

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