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Hi John, I recently bought "the jazz Drummer's workshop", it's great. I find a bit difficuld to play some of the exercises. I wonder if you could give me some advice that could help me to reach the skills needed to play them. Thanks very much. Cecil
by Cecil Luciano (Dublin .Ireland)May 22, 2006 12:51 PM
Mr. Riley I must say that what I have heard from you on the Vangaurd albums are beyond words. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for a drummer looking for colleges to play with. my email is goingzanzibar@hotmail.com
by Jon Sheckler (bellevue WA)May 16, 2006 9:09 PM
Mr Riley: First of all I would like to thank you for your books, they are really great, I`m a drummer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My main concern it`s about the ride cymbal jazz pattern articulation . I have been working with your books many years ago and I wanted to know how to name the motions in the standard jazz pattern, not only the down-tap-up technique, in order to give every quarter note the same intensity(accent), thank you very much for your time, best regards, Eloy.
by eloy michelini (buenos aires, argentina)May 6, 2006 6:59 PM
John: I really apreciate what you've done with your books. They're a Bible for drummers... The only thing i can say is thanks.
by Ignacio Pedernera (Buenos Aires)May 5, 2006 7:53 PM
Hy John! I'm Guillem from Barcelona, thanks a lot for the lesson you gave me on february in NY,and for the book...I always practice your warm up...it works for me! I want to get an scolrship from the spanish goverment to study with you (do some lessons), do you agree? if you agree it would be necessary to get your conformity ( a sheet of paper with your sign, etc...). Well...sorry for my english (it's so bad!). All the best to you.
by Guillem Arnedo (Barcelona, Spain)May 3, 2006 2:20 PM
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