Is there a way to improve one’s groove on the go? Jost Nickel should know since he wrote a whole book about groove. So I asked him and he gave away interesting details.
Will Hunt hits drums without compromises – for Evanescence, Vasco Rossi, Mötley Crüe and others. But preparation is key and writing clear and easy-to-read flow charts helps. See how it’s done.
Playing a Double Stroke Roll is super easy – at least for Jason Sutter. Although known for his rock drumming, he’s a jack of many trades.
How many Jazz-Metal drummers do you know? I ran into Adam Marko of the band Special Providence in Switzerland. Adam had just enough time to also demonstrate one of his favorite warm-ups: a progressive Paradiddle.
The freelance musician Emmanuelle Caplette won fame for her outstanding hand technique as well as for her graceful, yet powerful drumming.
Matt Halpern is best known for his loose, funky progressive metal drumming with the US band Periphery.
Simon Gattringer is a busy groove drummer. Find out what he thinks makes a great pop groove. Also get inspired by what he does with a Jojo Mayer lick.
Ari Hoenig is an adventurous jazz drummer from Brooklyn USA. When we shortly met before his Munich gig, Ari showed me a bit of how he practices when on tour or simply anywhere.
Beware of a gentle man with a liking for the dark sides of music named Randy Black. He is a very precise heavy hitter, who could beat you in hockey any time.
When his band Ohrbooten started out, they rehearsed in a living room and made Onkel play the cajon.