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Hey Mr. Riley, I took your advice when I was in New York and checked out a 20" MT Constantinople at Drummer's World, but I have a dilemma. You told me to look for a high profile, but zildjian only lists high pitched and high bell. Were you refering to one of these cymbals?
by Gabriel Smith (Michigan)December 5, 2007 6:24 PM
Hi. My name is Richard Shafer. I'm a percussion major at the University of Oklahoma. I actually met you briefly when you were down here for the percussion festival last spring. I'm drumming with several ensembles at school and with and independent quartet. I will be in NYC this coming week (of the 19th) with the marching band for the Macy's Parade, and am interested in a lesson. Please let me know your policies on this and if this would be possible. Thanks so much.
by Richard Shafer (Norman, OK)November 17, 2007 4:55 PM
Hi John, I will be in New York November 9-13 and wondered if you will be there and if you ever book private lessons. Your books have been an inspiration to me and I can't think of a better way to spend an hour in NYC than to learn from the master!
by Peggy Parker (Hampton, South Carolina USA)November 7, 2007 1:40 PM
Hi John, this is Dirk from Hamburg. We met after the George Grunz Concert in the "Fabrik" and I mentioned, that I have this recording of John Scofield from !990 in the NDR. Please send me your adress, so I can post it to you, Best regards from Hamburg Dirk
by Dirk Dhonau (Hamburg)November 6, 2007 6:22 AM
I have been working through The Jazz Drummer's Workshop lately and I have been having problems with the second-line applications. I have played the examples over and over, but the groove isn't there. Do you have any tips for keeping it "in the pocket" and "in the cracks"? Do you recommend any second-line CDs?
by Gabriel Smith (Michigan)October 30, 2007 11:46 PM
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