Originally Posted by Todd Sucherman
Wow, thanks for the compliments! I'm really happy that the MD interview was enough for you to plunk down your hard earned cash on the dvd. I'm quite flattered! I hope you continue to enjoy it and add some new concepts to your playing and thinking. Thanks again, man.
Todd--one thing you've inspired me to do is revisit some rudiments from my drum corps days and think about different ways to orchestrate them on the kit and make musical use of them. I think I'd overlooked the usefulness of flam-intense rudiments in fills (thinking they were often "too busy") but I like the way you talk about using them to add "density"--it sort of gives me a fresh perspective and I'm excited to see what this does to my playing.
BTW, I also had the pleasure to study with Ian Froman and Skip Hadden at Berklee, circa 1987-88--nice to hear you mention their names!
Thanks again for the inspiration man--I look forward to checking out more of your work!