Breaking Bad Theme – played with meth lab equipment


Vadrum – Drum Intro Medley


“Virgil Can’t Groove for Shit”


Said a bunch of smug, know-nothing assholes.

Tomas Haake Drum Cam


My friend: Why would you want a 20-in China?
Me: “Do Not Look Down”. I mean, see below.

WANT: Gavin Harrison Protean Snare Drum


More info here.

Bees Deluxe: “Watch Out”


“Watch Out” – written by Peter Green and played live by Bees Deluxe. Included on the Fleetwood Mac Tribute album “Family Tree” released by DeBurgio Records 2012.

Bruce Mattson – Hammond B3
Conrad Warre – Stratocaster
Patrick Sanders – Drums

In-depth Rhythm Studies Now Available!


In-depth Rhythm StudiesA belated Happy New Year!

Yes, there have been delays, but In-depth Rhythm Studies: Advanced Metronome Functions is now available! As I mentioned previously, IDRS is Libor Hadrava’s first instructional book. I collaborated in the writing and did all the graphics, design, and layout. We’re very proud of it.

Libor recently showed the book off at NAMM 2013 and even got Virgil Donati to take a copy!

The hard copy version is available directly through Libor’s site. It’s a beautiful full-color print on heavy semi-gloss paper, and it’s spiral-bound—perfect for music stands. A digital download version will be available soon.

Click here to buy!

Troy Wright Periphery Lesson – “Icarus Lives”


I’ve been listening to a lot of Periphery lately. Troy has some excellent lessons, and this one is no exception.

My New Favorite Dave DiCenso Clip


Libor Hadrava’s In-depth Rhythm Studies Coming Soon!


Yes, it’s been a wide gap between posts. But for good reason. I had mentioned that I’ve been collaborating with Libor Hadrava on his first instructional book. We’re putting the finishing touches on it, and it will be available direct through his site within weeks.

The book, titled In-depth Rhythm Studies: Advanced Metronome Functions, contains a set of inexhaustible exercises to strengthen both the inner clock and five-way independence. This is really challenging stuff, but it has practical application way beyond just helping you become the next look-what-I-can-do YouTube monkey!

Libor is a mad scientist and is tremendously talented. I am honored to have been a part of the writing process and to have added what meager contributions I could offer.

Check back here and Libor’s website for the official release.

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