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

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

Zoom Drum Lessons

This Covid thing isn’t going away, so like everyone else, I have to make adjustments.  I’m still waiting on some audio gear, but hope to offer online Zoom drum lessons soon.  ••• From hand technique, rudiments and chops, to timing and groove concepts, reading, or just how to get started… I’m happy to share what…More

ebooks on Amazon

Drummers and drum teachers, For a short period of time Play As You Are, Time Well Spent, and Kick Start are available in the Kindle store for $4.99 each.More