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Hello mr, Riley! I can't thank you enough...i buy all your books and dvd...it change me so much...I work on all books and that's change and establish me as real jazz drummer. You're irreplaceable Professor...so, i have one simple question: I'm left-handed, that's not problem at all, but sometime, i'm confused concerning some exercises. In 'The art of bop drumming' in chapter 'Brushes', should i reverse brush patterns (which is very natural to me, because, as i sad, my left hand is on ride cymbal and right hand on snare). First pattern i can reverse, but, what with the others? What should i do? Please, answer me, mr. Riley. I hope you see you playing someday in Sarajevo and Tuzla, regards from Bosnia and Herzegovina!
by Nedim (Tuzla)January 2, 2012 1:23 AM
Thank you for your books! Beyond a series of exercises and beat catalogues, your books are conceptual and inspire creativity. You are the best teacher I have never had.
by Brent Ferry (Mt. Airy, NC)December 17, 2011 12:32 AM
John: I bought your video the other day, and think it's terrific. You're giving away all the secrets, man!. But there were some new ones in there for me that I'll be shedding. It's never too late to learn. Salut' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyOuJi7Kiu8
by Bill Stieger (St. Paul, MN)November 25, 2011 11:06 PM
Thank you John for great lessons in Master Drummer!
by Ciprian (Bucharest, Romania)November 24, 2011 11:52 AM
Hi John, Greetings from India! First of all, I want to thank you for making the Master Drummer. I could not have asked for a better induction for me- a self taught drummer who was entirely new to the world of jazz drumming. Can you please suggest books for learning how to read drums? I see that there is a lot of useful material out there in written format. Also, can you please give me tips/ideas for up tempo jazz groove construction? Thanks in advance. -Kiran, Bangalore, India
by Kiran (Bangalore, Karnataka, India)November 22, 2011 1:01 PM
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