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Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By thatjazzguy
Preparing for 1st semester in jazz studies

Hey all!!!

I have recently been admitted to Eastman School of Music's jazz program, and I will be attending next fall. I've wanted to go to Eastman for a long time, but now that it's real, and I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By thatjazzguy
Taking lessons from a faculty member

Hey all!

I am a junior in high school and committed to studying music in college. I am visiting my top choice jazz program in the spring and taking a lesson from the drum teacher/ensemble leader...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By thatjazzguy
Re: Manhattan School of Music Jazz

Definitely! I actually contacted him a month ago and am supposed to have a lesson with him in September. I will definitely capitalize on that!!!
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By thatjazzguy
Manhattan School of Music Jazz

Hey all.
I don't mean to post a repetitive topic, but I haven't really found a straight answer to this question: How difficult is it to get into Manhattan School of Music for jazz? I have wanted to...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-15-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,850
Posted By thatjazzguy
Eric Harland Hand Technique

A friend of mine mentioned that Eric Harland along with many gospel-oriented drummers use a technique involving tight grip and a pushing motion. Can anyone shed light on this or eric's grip in...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-08-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,697
Posted By thatjazzguy
Re: Big Band Sight Reading

Great advice just ordered the book and I will check out your cd!
Forum: Drum Technique 08-08-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,697
Posted By thatjazzguy
Big Band Sight Reading

Hey all
I am auditioning for a big band in two months and I am worried about the sight reading section. Although I have a good amount of Jazz drumming experience I have only played with a few big...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,763
Posted By thatjazzguy
Modern jazz drumers and their influences

Why do Modern jazz drummers always say their main influences are, "Tony Williams, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach (etc.). I get these are classic drummers who should be studied religiously, but I don't get...
Forum: Drum Technique 11-30-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,231
Posted By thatjazzguy
Re: Ted Reed's Syncopation

The "Short-Note/Long-Note" Jazz interpretation while filling in the spaces with snares in triplets is sick!
If you really want to exercise those chops, represent each note (either eighth or quarter)...
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