Drums

The Gator case company may be best known among musicians for their guitar gig bags, but they put a handle on all kinds of cases and gig bags for the drummer.  I recently took possession of a...
In my last blog, we looked at learning the I, IV, V and VI minor chords in the key of C. The truth about most pop, rock, and country music is it is built on only a few chords that we use constantly....
Being in a band can be one of the hardest things you do as a musician...which is why some musicians decide to become "hired guns" also known as "sidemen." One of those cats is Zoro, who has drummed...
Stop me if you have heard this before. More than once. IMHO, one of the keys to consistently doing cool stuff—no matter the field of endeavor—is to be open to the project you are working on...
Void Caprio, FOH engineer for Cee-Lo Green, talks about micing at the last minute: Let's face it... we've all done it, probably often.  In the heat of battle when a new input has suddenly been...
Recently I was hired to do a production show gig. It was the Country Super Stars Tribute Show. https://www.facebook.com/CountrySuperstars This show features live musicians and singers. Some...
Mackie introduced the DL1608 at this past NAMM and it immediately caused a big stir.  A REALLY...BIG STIR. The reason: though iPad connectivity in new gear was at an all-time high at last NAMM,...
When we got the opportunity to interview Richard Patrick, founder and frontman of the band Filter, we couldn't wait to hear what he had to say about music and the industry. I mean - here's a guy...
Casually odd and completely cool. Why do we like this band so much?   I first ran into them as the opening act for surf guitar king Dick Dale for a gig at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip in...
Teaching for the past couple years has taught me a lot. I have students with lots of talent, and students with seemingly very little. Same goes for playing out with people. But I’ve noticed a few...