PREMIUM DRUM CLINIC TOPICS

 

    Genres:

Soul

R&B

Hip Hop

Funk

Pop


Drummers I listened to

  1. Robin Russell

  2. Clyde Stubberfield

  3. Al Jackson Jr.

  4. Bernard Purdie

  5. Buddy Wiliams

  6. Harvey Mason

  7. Steve Gadd

  8. Ricky Williams

  9. Dennis Chambers

  10. Billy Cobham


I will teach:

Tools of the trade

The 5 P's. Passion, Power, Placement, Performance and Purity

What does, "The Cop On The Block" mean?

The word "Can't"

2 and 4 groove

Tuning your drums

Reading music

Building a groove

What you should listen for

Singing and playing at the same time

How to apply the right things in the right places. I will use each of the 3 musicians to show that is the best way to work with a rhythm section (when working with a rhythm section in my clinic)

"The pocket"...what does that mean

Dynamics 101

How to build a groove.

Exercises for a good groove

Required Listening


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQmu4I8ZMfs   P-Funk All Stars (1983)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuCIfH_Sy3A   Lucretia The Cat - Ray Baretto

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ROGOHNSEBs   Us me - Bil Withers

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YYLh5zbA7U   Way out - Steve Arrington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YtwZxrnfNU   Rock Me Baby - Various Artist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk0Wi1QkJgg   Thank You - Sly and The Family Stone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM   Lets Stay Together - Al Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynfk7izWNE8   Get On Up – James Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAfuUZRou7g   Cruizin' - D'Angelo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WB4Ns_hUk8   La La La Love Song - Toshi Kubota

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2HWuR2mq5M  Lets Dance - David Bowie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CycTQ29ikAA   Good Times - Chic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxhigzl35sw   Put Your Hand Where My Eyes Can See -Busta Rhymes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM   Cissy Strut - Meters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jhu643CaUk   Got To Get A Knutt - New Birth


This is Bernard Purdie. Everyone listened and learned from him. This is one of my favorite recordings of him. 

http://funklet.com/ooh-child/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrotsEzgEpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYoIFz3mSws

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOj9lPbp1I4


Robin Russell on Got TO Get A Knutt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jhu643CaUk


Al Jackson Jr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jackson,_Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhK2EwHvfVs    (That's me on drums)


My mentor from my neighborhood Ricky Williams playing all instruments and he's blind. This was one the first break beats ever used back in the beginning of Hip Hop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-8gqEkd55Y Discotheque Soul Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPyYr8z-epY  Part 2

How to get and keep a gig!

BIMM MASTERCLASS 2/4/17

NILE RODGERS & JERRY BARNES

Ricky Williams

Stevie Wonder