There’s a strong possibility I stole this from Eric Harland. But what’s really original?
People are always asking for an Eric lesson, and sure, I’ll circle around to Eric, but the truth is Eric’s in so much of what I play. (How to play jazz Part 2, for instance.)
But the reason I had Eric on the brain this week is I’ve been buckling down on my drum solos. How do you build a really great solo from scratch? How to you escalate intensity? A good deal of my free material on soloing can be found in my Mark Guiliana Part 2 video, but in this session I’m going to give you something “quick and dirty” you can cop straight from me, that will help add an edge to your next drum solo.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the transcription.
And for the comment thread this week, a little “market research” - have you attended a drum clinic in the last year? If who, who, and what did you feel you getting out of the event that you couldn’t find just by watching the person’s videos. [If you think I’m mining for material for my clinics, your mom didn’t raise any dummies;)]