First things first: grab your transcription here.
Of all the lessons I’ve published in the past few years, none has attracted more eyeballs, nor generated more controversy, than my first Tony Williams lesson from 2016.
On its face, it’s not the subject I would’ve predicted would generate so much buzz.
My Chris Dave lessons, or any of the “gospel”-related lessons would’ve been more likely culprits, in my estimation.
But I was wrong.
Thousands of people take to YouTube every month and search stuff about playing the ride cymbal like Tony Williams.
The reason the first Tony lesson generated controversy was that I probably gave short-shrift to a particular aspect of Tony’s technique.
The method I was showing had come from John Riley, who has a different approach to Tony’s famous five-not groups.
All-the-same, I felt it was time to double-back, and both clarify, and give you guys some more resources to play-like-Tony. (Especially since I myself have been revisiting the Lord of Ride.)
Please enjoy this week’s lesson, and make sure you pick up your transcription here.