What famous drummer would you want to have as a teacher?

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Post Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:04 pm

My favorite drummers to learn from are those who are in the age range of 8-15 years old. To me, all the technique and stuff is cool but it's the unbridled enthusiasm of someone "fresh on the boat" that drives me.

I have been playing drums for over 30 years now and some nights are harder than others. To see someone play that has a spirit and ebbulence about them that is infectuous really spurs me to capture that and apply it to my own bag.

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:44 am

I'd go with Jon Theodore.
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:05 pm

Thomas Lang =)
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:10 pm

Dave Weckl or Virgil Donati
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:27 pm

hmmm...probably Lang over anybody else.
I'd say someone like Chapin, but he's more a famous teacher rather than a famous drummer and there's more than a few famous teachers I'd pick over Thomas Lang, great drummer does not always = great teacher.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:58 am

I wish I had lived on the East Coast so I could have studied with Alan Dawson.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:31 pm

No one mentioned Keith Carlock , he'd be my choice for sure...i like watchin that guy play...alot.
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:53 pm

matter of fact go to this site...scroll down and watch the video "say what"

his videos are worth googling..i have one of a clinic he did and holy moly this guy is gifted.

http://www.keithcarlock.com/video.htm
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:49 pm

I'd have to say Buddy Rich...hands down... i want to be 80 and STILL able to play at 185 bpm... that man was a machine... until his heart gave out.

I did a clinic back in the early 90's with Neal Peart. We traveled ALL night to make this clinic. I learned SOOO much by him just talking about his playing... 8)
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:52 pm

Dave Grohl

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you guessed it

Taylor Hawkins! :D
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:20 pm

Rob the Drummer wrote:Gadd for groove, Donati for technique, Lang for Independance, Weckl for feel.



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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:37 pm

Steveo Jocz from Sum 41 and Atom Williard from Angels and Airwaves
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:06 pm

Dave Weckl or Bill Bruford
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:23 pm

Joe Morello or Jeremy Hummel; both give lessons so if I ever find myself living on the East Coast it's definitely not out of the question, which is very cool.
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Post Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:06 pm

derek roddy