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BillRayDrums
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:47 am

SGarrett wrote:That's way cool. Is this anyone we know of?


Probably not. Last I heard from him he was working at Albertson's. This is a tough biz to crack into.
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:40 am

TheLoneGunman wrote:
rlrrll wrote:If you need a place to start, I'd go with these classic books and videos:

Books:

Stick Control
(http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Control-Dru ... 1892764040)

Syncopation by Ted Reed
(http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Steps ... 0882847953)

The Jim Chapin book
(http://www.drummerworld.com/shop/Jim_Chapin.html)

The Buddy Rich Book
(http://www.amazon.com/Buddy-Richs-Moder ... 0825610036)

As for videos - you cat go wrong with any of Dave Weckl's videos -- but "Back TO Basics" is probably best.
(http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-Dave- ... B00008O34O)

I have my own student curriculum which I'm happy to send you.

tc


yeah, dude, pm me. It sounds really interesting.

peace


can you please send me that too?
thank you very much in advance
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Post Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:29 am

I teach in Australia- Sydney.

I do both half hour and hour lessons- about 20hrs per week.

It seems to me that there are way less kids into becoming a 'drummer'. I have barely a handful of students that are practising enough for me to see improvement week- in week-out.

Very few buy any drum mags, dvd's etc. I find myself structuring lessons to try and keep both them and me interested.

Getting them to understand that unless you learn certain elements of the instrument, you can't slam along to your favourite song.

In ear and out the other most of the time.

This is teaching from a drum shop studio, so you'd think the percentage of students into it would be higher.

I still enjoy it though.

You can lead a horse to water...

:roll:
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:36 pm

BillRayDrums wrote:
SGarrett wrote:That's way cool. Is this anyone we know of?


Probably not. Last I heard from him he was working at Albertson's. This is a tough biz to crack into.

i wanted to hear the conclusion to this particular story, and this made me laugh really really hard.