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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
Hey john.My name is Steve Barba.I had talked to you about lessons.But I think live to far away from me.I wanted to see if you know of someone from manhattan,Brooklyn or New Jersey that I can study with.If you can back to me as soon as you can it would be much appreciated Thank you.
by Steven BarbaNovember 30, 2021 3:26 PM
Hi John, I would like to study more of Max Roach. I have your transcriptions of some of his solos from your books and MD. Do you give lessons on the internet? Or any recommendations? Thank you, Jack
by JACK KERNSOctober 31, 2021 10:45 PM
Hello John Do you plan on publishing any more books? I own your first four method books. They are all outstanding. Regards,
by KenSeptember 21, 2021 8:17 AM
Hello John, Do you give private lessons anymore? I live in the Mid- Hudson valley. I would love to study with you if possible. Thanks, Bill
by William EckertSeptember 4, 2021 11:04 AM
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