Re: Jeff Sipe
JRH7, I live in south Asheville (about 30 minutes from Jeff). I play locally, but I am only doing session work at the moment (because of college). I'm working on some audition material for touring in the summer. Jeff really has helped me zone in and attack the complex timing material. When we soloed and shared phrases, it really helped me to lock in and be creative. If there's anything Jeff's good at teaching, it's the fact that the metronome is his top priority in both technical and notational studies as a musical instrument all of its own. And, oh man, I love his approach to inverted paradiddle combinations...he's really, honestly, influenced my own teaching...what can I say, the guy's sick!
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