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Drum Channel Lessons and Shows

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Defining Time with JR Robinson, Luis Conte & Abe Laboriel, Sr.

The ultimate definition of time from two of the most respected timekeepers in music. JR hosts a conversation with Luis Conte and Abe Laboriel, Sr. Intermediate, 5 minutes.

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Slide Technique and Single Pedal Triple Strokes with Thomas Pridgen

This opens with more of Thomas having fun and shows the techniques he developed for playing three notes in a row as fast sixteenths, or triplets. Intermediate, 5 minutes.

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Applying 5-Stroke Roll to Congas with Alex Acuna

Alex is a master of both drumset and percussion. His career includes milestone performances with Weather Report, Elvis Presley and as a first-call studio musician on over 1,000 records and movie soundtracks. This lesson is a quick guide for drumset players to learn how to play congas. Intermediate, 5 minutes.

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Gil Sharone and Stanton Moore - Mixing a Funk and Brazilian Groove

Stanton discusses beats shown to him by Johnny Davockovich and how he added Brazilian reverse patterns to it. There’s also a good lesson on listening when double drumming. Includes workbook download. Intermediate, 7 minutes.


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Chad Smith with Outernational

Chad is back with the New York based band Outernational, who are on the verge of doing big things. Meet the band members, learn how they hooked up with Chad, and how they need a drummer.

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Roundtable Discussion with Jim Keltner, Matt Chamberlain, Ralph Humphrey & Thomas Pridgen

Killer show – do not miss this roundtable. There’s no shredding and no chops, but this amazing group of drummers are definitely in a deep groove as they tell you what’s happening. Straight talk, inspirational and educational. Hang with the best drummers in the world.


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