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

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

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

Half Time Shuffle Variations

I’ve always loved the half-time shuffle feel, a la Bernard Purdie. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different Hi-Hat variations while keeping the rest locked in. Needs work, but there’s for some interesting vibes … Here are three variations:More

Leaving Space Grooves

In the age of flashy YouTube and Instagram drumming stars it’s easy to forget that it’s surprisingly hard to play slow beats with lots of space between the notes. It makes sense to me: The more notes you pack into a beat, the easier it is to get away with sloppy placement or bad timing.…More