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Hello, my name is Trond Helge Knutsen. I just bought the art of bop drumming, a fantastic book. So to my question what is the differnce between head and chorus? Thank you
by Trond helge Knutsen (Norway)May 13, 2011 1:22 PM
Hey Mr. Riley You came to my school last year in and played with my jazz ensemble. I recently purchased your books and dvd and I wanted to thank you for challenging me and inspiring me to take my playing to the next level. I will be moving to NYC in a year and I will make sure to come visit you at the Village Vanguard.
by Tim Roberts (Boone, NC)April 2, 2011 4:07 PM
It was a great pleasure to finally pay a visit to the Village Vanguard and hear you play with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on my recent trip to New York. I sent Darryl Pellegrini a note and he wrote how you recommended him for Woody Herman's gig, etc. All the best!
by Ira (Honolulu, HI)March 31, 2011 9:10 PM
Hey John,I met you on thursday night when I saw my main man Lenny White at the Falcon.I studied with Joe Cusatis.Tim Herman introduced us.It was a pleasure to meet you.I took 23 year brake from playin out in order to raise my 3 beautifull children.they are grown up now and my wife passed away 6 years ago.Its my time to shine again.any advice.p.s.I have a strong soul and passion for my drums.can you help me?
by David Duffield (United States)March 27, 2011 9:03 PM
Hi John, just want to say Beyond Bop has totally changed my playing, until now, using all 4 limbs for druming was a foreign concept to me. By the way anybody reading this post should immediately click over to Amazon and buy the book, trust me, I make reccomendations for a living. Ok, page 16, line 5 is killer, the one that sounds like an inverted Waltz from hell, awesome. Spent 3 weeks on this 1 line, and it's starting to click. Question, how can this line not make the audio portion ? If you need help learning this one , call me LOL. Anyway, thank you for ALL of your publications, You are truly the master, keep up the great work. Mike
by Mike Robbins (FL)March 23, 2011 6:01 PM
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