Whatever you call them, the things gospel drummers play are here to stay and we love them.
I recorded this week’s lesson the week after returning from NAMM. Let talk a little more about that experience -
The NAMM show itself, as I remarked to my buddy Mark, is like “The Guitar Center From Hell.”
But it was the group of new friends I made, not the event itself, that made an impression that’s still burned into my memory. The feeling of belonging to the Drum Dojo, even as a white belt. And I’ve been torturing drummers much better than I with iphone videos and “virtural sheds” ever since. (And they - to a one, and to their credit - have been humoring me.)
So this lesson is a direct side effect of that spirit. I would be experimenting with something I was pretty sure I heard Sean Wright do (but which was probably not exactly it, but that’s okay too cause invented something new and individual), then pull out the iphone and shoot it over to one of my new drum buddies. The best few made it into this lesson.
Anyway, here's the transcription:
Also, quick news item: I’ll be in Austin on Memorial Day weekend and would love to do a clinic. I’ll keep you posted.
What should the new name for Gospel @#$% be? Leave a comment below!