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

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

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

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

Groove Idea

This one might be for the advanced drummer, because it does require a certain level of coordination and technique. The short groove idea is the result of a “happy accident” while playing around. I broke it down and transcribed it. It’s a three bar pattern that repeats itself. Check it out.More

Chop Builders

I sometimes get the question on how I come up with combinations/melodies/fills around the kit. That’s a tough one to answer, because when I play, I play, and try not to think (in concepts and combinations). Having said that, there are exercises that have helped me develop dexterity around the kit, and that allow me…More