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Greetings Professor... I want to know about your private lessons. :-)
by Efrain Maldonado (Puerto Rico)February 6, 2015 7:07 PM
Hi. Its fun working on The Art of Bop Drumming. To focus, to really set my focus on my ride cymbal, is a New experience, and of course not easy to learn. The Equal intensity on all 4 beats,and the skip note played a little softer, is a change of direction for me.The first and the Third beat With the skip note, the hardest to get used to. I'm looking forward to work on this. : )
by Torbjorn Engan (Norway.)February 6, 2015 9:37 AM
Hey john I'm interested in lessons and I'm from Staten Island New York and getting back into playing again heavy.I wanted what I shouldbpractice and what to listen too to get started.Could you kindly shout out a email to me.Thanks and God bless.Steve.
by Steven Barba (Staten Island new york)January 5, 2015 12:30 PM
Hello, Mr.John Riley. I went to your band's performance in Tokyo last month.It was really stunning.Your performance was really good. Please come again. I'll be looking forward to your next performance here.
by Eri Tange (Tokyo Japan)December 14, 2014 10:21 PM
Hi John. I'm studying 3rd year jazz drums at CPIT Jazz School here in Christchurch, New Zealand. I've discovered the joy of listening to Frank Butler's drumming this year and there is a dearth of material about him anywhere (not even a mention in the MD Index!). My tutor has suggested I do a presentation on him including some transcriptions & analysis of his playing. Any suggestions, contacts or leads would be most useful. I did discover a fellow called Cougar Estrada who learnt from him as a youngster and I am waiting to hear back. Regards Andrew Couper
by Andrew Couper (New Zealand)October 21, 2014 5:11 AM
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