Re: Video: Joe Morello - Killer Exercise to double your speed...
I've studied with Joe and it's just incredible seeing him do this stuff up close. I remember my first lesson with him, during a single stroke roll exercise his glasses slipped and he just continued on WITH HIS LEFT HAND ONLY while he adjusted his glasses. It was the sickest thing I'd ever seen. The sound of the roll never changed.
Later on, I found out that he does that to new students as a way of showing them where it's at. He also does it in one of the old videos here on Drummerworld.
Joe Morello is one of the few guys that ever lived who impressed Buddy with his playing. Considering what a hard-ass Buddy was, that itself is the best endorsement ever.
Either you have a purpose behind your expression... or you don't.