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Hi john i love and respect you and your Charakter...and your way how you handle your way to be a musician...i wish i have a teacher like you? Thanks toni
by Toni MangwethAugust 4, 2019 1:26 PM
Hi John. I was wondering if it's possible to get a copy of the handout brought at the 2017 MD festival?
by Odd-Arne OsebergJuly 30, 2019 9:10 AM
Hello Mr. Riley. I wrote you years ago and now I do it again. My name is Jaume Ginard and I write you from the island of Mallorca in Spain. I am a professional drummer and teacher. I have studied your books and I toguht them to my best students. I have to say very clear. These books are the best jazz books ever!! Very didactics, pedagogics, ..I love them. Congratulations.
by Jaume Ginard PalouJuly 11, 2019 4:51 AM
hello sir john riley I'm happy to be able to share your story with you and before I apologize I often ask you a lot my challenge as a drummer is more and more and my knowledge is not much but I am still passionate about learning and practicing .. I want to ask you a question? 1. How do I deal with the nature and behavior of someone in a team in the band (I'm tired of the way each player makes a lot of comments and criticisms, sometimes that makes me sad)? 2. As a drummer do I need to learn drumming with a teacher to improve quality as a drummer and be a good band player? 3. How can I as a drummer bring a band that I am playing to be enjoyed by all the audience and the drum punch that I produce is good to hear? 4 does a drummer need to hit a rimshot in each song played in a gig ... if indeed all the punches must be rimshot and what should I do to be able to have a change in becoming a drummer? Thank you, Mr. John Riley, for your success in becoming a drummer
by DionApril 9, 2019 12:08 PM
Hello John, I just recently stumbled upon the youtube video of your Modern Drummer 2011 Festival lessons.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly8e1Bc915U I would love to get my hands on the PDF printout you handed out for this session. Cheers!
by Collin DupuisMarch 22, 2019 1:13 PM
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