Tag: drum

What? Me Play the Rudiments?!?

Imagine getting home from a gig around 4 a.m. You played well and feel good about how things went. You decide to tune in to your favorite drummer on YouTube and be dazzled by his playing for a while. You wonder: “What makes him such a great drummer? What is different about his playing? What …

Who is John carl?

John played his first snare drum at six years old when his school music teacher brought one to music class.  She let the students play the drum while she played Yankee Doodle on the piano.  John played the correct rudimental pattern to that song never having had a lesson.  His music teacher praised him for …