Drum Technique 101 – Wrist Strokes

Hi everyone! YouTube is filled with fancy drum technique videos, from the one-handed roll to the Moeller stroke and the Push & Pull move. While they all can be valuable additions to your toolbox, we often overlook one of the most basic, yet powerful techniques: The wrist stroke. It’s not complicated and everyone can do…More

Inverted Half Time Shuffle Beat

Sometimes I surprise myself and end up playing new stuff without even knowing it. That’s why recording your practice session is so important. I actually had to sit down and transcribe my own playing. Turns out I ended up playing a, what I call, Inverted Half Time Shuffle variation. Here’s the video from my practice…More

Couch Drumming Pt.3

Welcome to the couch! Here’s a paradiddle warm-up that I like to do. #practicepad #drumming #drumpractice #paradiddle #rudiments This sequence is more tricky but is great for fine-tuning your hand technique,More

Playing For The Song Pt.1 ?

A question from a student triggered a memory from fifteen years ago… and you get to hear me play a Tom Petty chorus. Wanted to share. Thanks again for watching and your support! Peace – beckMore

Couch Drumming

Who would have thought, but the new sectional inspires me to make short drumming videos. Enjoy!More

Executive Order – All Bleed Red (album)

Ringing in the New Year with some kick ass tunes from Executive Order’s “All Bleed Red.” It’s now available for streaming/download on all digital platforms. Amazon ✪ Apple Music ✪ Spotify The band hired me to play drums on their album in 2019, and we cut the rhythm section tracks over a long weekend at…More

Play As You Are

“Play As You Are: A Collection Of Essays – Picking A Drummer’s Mind” was released five years ago, in September 2015. Thanks to everyone who read it and a big shout-out to those who left a review on Amazon! To celebrate, the title will be available for only $3.99 for a few days. Kindle Store…More

Executive Order- All Bleed Red (Single)

Last September I recorded drums for the band Executive Order at Honolulu’s Blue Planet Sound recording studio. The first single “All Bleed Red” was released today on all digital platforms. I had a blast getting into character and playing some Rock again… back to my roots! If you like some good rocking tunes, big guitars,…More