So a couple of weeks ago, I took to the Instagram.
I had two “collaborations” in the hopper:
One with Joel Turcotte on quintuplets and the relationship between four and five...
...and one with Andy Prado on...whatever you call what Andy does;)
Anyway, I learned two things on the internets that day.
The first was you all want some more Marcus Gilmore love.
The second is the next person who approaches me about a "collaboration" needs to make his/her half of the video first;)
In All Seriousness...
It's been a couple of years since we've dealt with Marcus, and in that time a bunch of new YouTube porn has come out.
(My favorite stuff is the Chick Corea trading.)
But the fundamentals haven't changed.
And, given that I've done 2-3 videos on the various licks or kernels of Marcus' playing...
...I thought that this time around I'd make an attempt at a structure through which to approach getting a little more "Marcus" with your vocabulary.
Many of the videos in the hopper, instead of directly transcribing another drummer, or dealing with a lick, are distilled versions of stuff I realized is coming out in my playing a lot as I play various exercises.
(One such exercise was inspired by "rolls" in BJJ, and has given rise to a bunch of new ideas. I might add it to my course as a bonus module.)
Anyway, the Marcus Framework is no different.
As I say in the video, I can trace the roots of a big chunk of what I do that's different from other players, directly back to Marcus.
And this lesson is an attempt to give you a "foot in the door" so you can practice some of the same stuff.
Without further ado, here it is.