Rudiments Pt.1: Single Strokes

Here’s part one of a short YouTube series in which I’ll break down the most common rudiments, used by drum set players. This is a great content for beginners and intermediate drummers. My goal is to keep these videos concise and focus on the big picture. I’m not going into technical issues, but rather explain…More

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

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

WICKED

Executive Order’s new single “Wicked” got released today. Yours truly on drums. Happy Halloween! – BeckMore

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

Jay Keyz Project @ Theatrix Hawaii

Thanks to everyone who tuned in and watched our set at Theatrix Hawaii. To be honest, it was weird to play for cameras and not a live audience, but we all had a blast and enjoyed playing music together — the first time in over 3 months! If you missed it, you can rewatch it…More

Timing & Coordination Groove Exercise

Aloha drummers! Here’s a Timing/Coordination Groove Exercise I like to do.  The bass drum plays a “Bo Diddley pattern.” The left hand plays the 2 + 4 backbeat.  The right hand moves through all the 16th note variations of a 4 note grouping on the Hi-Hat,  e.g.: X… = Quarter Note (ONE e and a)…More

Theatrix Hawaii – The Virtual Venue

Hi everyone, I’m excited to play my first show in three months with the JayKeyzProject at Theatrix Hawaii, on Wednesday, July 1st! The concert is virtual and will be streamed live on Theatrix Hawaii’s Facebook page. Jason Laeha‘s set is from 7:00-7:45 pm HST, and we go on after, from 8 to 9 pm, HST.…More