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Hi John, is there any practice structure you recommend for early stage jazz drummers? Thank you.
by Luis LópezJuly 29, 2022 9:51 AM
I followed your presentation at Modern Drummer Festival 2011. I purchased the link to the festival. Inside the presentation there is also a PDF format. I noticed that only a small part of the PDF format you are presenting is shown. Is it possible to receive / purchase the entire PDF format you have presented?. I really appreciate the vast knowledge you have in the world of music in general and jazz in particular. Years of practicing with your instruction books, which have helped me learn and progress in playing the drums. Thanks. Asher Redansky. Email: aartr@netvision.net.il
by Asher RedanskyJuly 17, 2022 10:19 AM
thank you for giving me good motivation I am now making progress but there are many challenges that I face at this time I'd like to ask - How do I control myself playing a song at a medium tempo because I like it too fast? - how to create dynamics and drum variations when playing with a band? - what should i do to become a professional drummer i am currently practicing ? thank you I'm so glad you can help me
by dionMay 31, 2022 8:42 PM
Hello, john. I'm a Chinese drum teacher, I want to translate your book for Chinese students. How can I do that?
by WilliamApril 9, 2022 6:52 AM
Hi Mr Riley, I have been very impressed with all your books and videos and found them to all be invaluable in playing. I came across a recommendation in the Tune Bot app that said you tuned you snare side (reso) head to 400Hz - I found the courage to try this and did not get close before the reso split. Can you please tell me if this number is accurate and if so what thickness snare reso heads do you use . I thank you in anticipation Kind regards Mark
by Mark ajacksonFebruary 12, 2022 10:16 PM
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