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Mad Men Theme Song Drum Transcription

January 31, 2014

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I’m a huge fan of Mad Men- the show AND the opening credit music, which is from a track by RJD2 called “A Beautiful Mine.” I wish I knew more about how he created the drum track. The production sounds similar to DJ Shadow- live drumming sampled and arranged. At any rate, it’s a super-creative […]

Offset Paradiddles with Accents – mmmmm. Do this!

December 3, 2012

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Here’s a little exercise I’ve been taking around with me everywhere I go- on the kit, practice pad, steering wheel, the kitchen counter- everywhere. As you can see, the exercise starts with a single paradiddle accented on the first beat. The pattern then shifts forward in time, one 16th note per bar, altering where the […]

“Shedding,” what does it mean? / The comeback of George Foreman.

August 24, 2011

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In the last installment of this blog I wrote about how recording in the studio can be an opportunity to really examine the precision, or lack of, in your playing. Over the past few weeks I have been doing a lot of recording work, with ALO and other artists, and added recording to my practice […]