Whoever says I only cover famous drummers, and I that should do more lessons about how to play like yourself, is flattering me unnecessarily. I’m waaaaaaay too lazy to transcribe a new drum solo every week. Thus, most of the “non-famous-drummer” lessons have to be about just that.
Besides, I still want the core message of my channel to be “you can sound like a better version of yourself by borrowing/stealing from your heroes, then learning a superior Operating System to get their...vibe...into yours. Quite often, after I study a drummer to make a lesson about him/her, there are a few weeks of extra stuff he/she inspires, and not to make a lesson about that would be selling you guys short.
So, while this lesson isn’t directly transcribed from JP Bouvet, it is inspired by him. Two weeks ago, when I filmed this, I had just learned that indeed I’d have the privilege of performing for a room of enthusiastic drummers in Thailand, and was in a wild-eyed panic now that I had to figure out something to talk about. As such I binge watched a bunch of Real drum clinicians, and, quite frankly, JP stood out because he was the best.
If you’re worried, however, that this week’s lesson will “spoil the surprise”, don’t. After getting inspiration from JP, I took a different direction, exploring two seemingly unrelated subjects (though you’ll see that they’re actually quite closely related;)
And for the comment thread this week, I’m opening a Pandora’s Box, so Be Honest, but Be Nice;) Is there a subject you feel I’ve covered so much it’s like “alRIGHT already with the…”? Is there one that you’re just praying I’ll get to, only to be cruelly disappointed each week? (That Rat Bastard. Never again. NEVER again…”) ;) Let me know!