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How can I get a copy of the sheet music handout from the Modern Drummer Festival of 2011 ? Thanks so much.
by Craig CollisonJanuary 9, 2018 10:30 PM
Hi John: Is Mario Montenegro from Costa Rica (drum fest costa rica) How Are you, i hope you are fine, I am working on a drum camp and for our students and me would be a pleasure to have you here, are you interested? regards from Costa Rica.
by Mario Montenegro ANovember 29, 2017 7:34 PM
Hi John, I just wanted to let you know that I'm starting to lose my mind. Yes. I'm stuck on exercise one of the 3-beat motifs from The Jazz Drummers Workshop. I've spent nearly a week on this. I can't separate the ride from the bass and drum. I've broken the beat down to its simple components, played slowly, but I keep defaulting the ride to a 1. Basically my brain just won't let me do it. It's my brains fault. I'm going to keep trying John. Thanks.
by RobAugust 20, 2017 6:35 PM
Hello, I know this is very short notice, but I'm very interested in your work and I would love to take a lesson with you. I'm a third year BA jazz student from Israel, leaving this this Thursday. Is there any chance you could make it? Thanks in advance, Tomer Sadot.
by Tomer SadotJuly 31, 2017 8:48 PM
Hello Mr Riley Thanks for sharing your knowledge with all the drummers. I practiced The Art Of Bop Drumming.. now practicing Beyond Bop Drumming, and I feel like I don't know how to play anymore ;) It's a bit hard to keep swinging and feeling the music while reading all that crazy pages. Good luck to everybody with that, I personnaly feel like I really don't know how to play even a simple stuff now. What would be your advise to keep the faith in what we are doing?
by JonnyMay 11, 2017 6:38 PM
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