Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tam Tam Percussion Drum Festival

So because I'm portuguese, I want you to know one of the best drum festivals of all Iberian Peninsula! Tam Tam Drum Festival is, certainly, an event not to be missed ;)
In this year edition we'll have great names but I urge you to go, not only because of the poster, but the environment itself. So go for the music, for the drums, for the pleasure, and you can find and see different names and styles like:

  • Derrick Mckenzie (Yamaha Europe and Yamaha Drums) 
  • Giovanni Hidalgo (Fender Iberica and Latin Percussion) 
  • Rodney Holmes (Musicmania and Tama) 
  • Stanton Moore (Fender Iberica and Gretsch Drums) 
  • Thomas Pridgen (Music Distribucion, DW and Zildjian)

Sunday, November 6 @ Sevilla - Spain

It's free but you need to ask for invitations!

Enjoy and keep drumming ;)

Meinl Announces Dates for 2012 Drum Festival

Meinl is pleased to announce that the dates for their 2012 Meinl Drum Festival are June 23rd and June 24th, 2012. It will again be a two-day event and will be held on Meinl’s own premises in Gutenstetten, Germany.

“We have decided to again host a two-day event after we’ve had such huge success with the format a few years back,” explains Meinl’s festival coordinator, Norbert Saemann. “We have such a wide range of different artists and genres on our roster that it simpley would not be possible to do justice to all of them in just one day. Our festival has never just been an ordinary drum event,” continues Saemann. “No final decisions have been made yet as to which artists will be part of the line up. However, I’m speaking to several artists already about a possible participation. I will announce more news as soon as the line up begins to take shape.”

Mark your calendar: June 23 and 24, 2012 for the eighth Meinl Drum Festival.

Cheers ;)

Daniel Glass Upcoming Clinics Events

Daniel Glass Clinics Dates
November 6, 2011Houston, TXBig Beat with the Percussion Center
November 7, 2011Austin, TXTommy’s Drum Shop
November 10, 2011San Marcos, TXDept. of Music, Texas State Univ.
November 16, 2011Topeka, KSTopeka High School
November 27, 2011Portland, ORRhythm Traders Drum Shop
November 29, 2011Grant’s Pass, ORGrant’s Pass Perf. Arts Center
November 30, 2011Ashland, ORSouthern Oregon University
December 3, 2011Seattle, WAThe Drum Exchange

Keep drumming ;)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dave Weckl goes Latin @ Australian Drumming Festival

Now we have Dave Weckl and Dave Weckl's Band playing some Latin rythms at Australian Drumming Festival. Once more we can see how good Dave Weckl is, great performance and great solo ;)

Surely one of the best drummers ever!

Keep drumming ;)

Vinnie Colaiuta - MD 2000 Solo

Here we have a great solo from a great drummer! Vinnie Colaiuta, don't need to say much more, enjoy!
The video has the solo and then the same solo in slow motion, but I'll give you the transcription too ;)

Keep working and we can all reach this level :P

Hope you like and keep drumming ;)

Ted Reed - Progressive Steps to Syncopation

Today I'll bring you a very good book, Syncopation by Ted Reed. This book has many exercises and give you a lot of things to work. One of the best books in my collection, very special for me cause I learned a lot with him  ;)
Hope you like it :)

Drummer: Dave Weckl

Dave Weckl (born January 8, 1960) is a highly acclaimed jazz fusion drummer. Weckl attended Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, MO and graduated in 1978. He majored in jazz studies at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Starting out on the New York fusion scene in the early 1980s, Weckl soon found himself working with artists such as Paul Simon, Madonna, George Benson, Michel Camilo, Robert Plant and Anthony Jackson. His most famous early work though, where his popularity blossomed, was with the Chick Corea Elektric Band from 1985 to 1991.
Weckl spent a total of seven years with Corea, during which he performed on numerous albums and also appeared with Corea's Akoustic Band. He augmented his work with Corea by continuing his session work and appearing often with the GRP All-Star Big Band. In addition, he recorded four albums in 1988 and 1989 with the Manhattan Jazz Quintet. Weckl has also released a series of instructional videotapes, and in 1990, he led his first solo date, Master Plan, for GRP. Heads Up followed in 1992, as well as Hard-Wired in 1994.
After leaving Corea's band, Weckl recorded and toured with guitarist Mike Stern.Under his own name, he has been the leader of ten recordings since 1990, seven of which as the Dave Weckl Band. Dave endorses Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals and Vic Firth Drumsticks, all of whom he has assisted with the design of new products, such as Sabian's HHX Evolution and HHX Legacy cymbal lines.
Around 1996, his style and setup radically changed, in large part because of his studies with Freddie Gruber.