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Old 08-09-2011, 06:30 AM
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Default Matt Halpern

The drummer for the band, Periphery.

One of my favorite drummers and bands.

Heres a video from his youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8B_vtNChE0

And heres a video of one of the bands songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfOnq-zXXBw
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:59 PM
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This guy is insane, I love how much fun he looks like hes having just wailing out on his kit.
The facial expressions are also quite priceless.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:26 AM
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I only started listening to Periphery recently but I am really into his drumming, I love what he does with such a limited kit size (and that shows in that Improvised Grooves video you linked :) )
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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I love Matt H. I've learned so many cool feels from him, Tomas Haake and Morgan Agren. Those 3 guys define djent drumming for me.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:33 AM
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He's got serious skills. I'm constantly amazed at how he's managed to create an album full of consistently hard grooves and tough transitions.
What a cool and humble guy too. When I saw them live he was perfect and was clearly enjoying tearing through the drums.
Love his ghosts he has probably the best linear grooves and x-over technique I have ever seen. He can't afford to have a bad night with parts like that, he never gets a breather!

Astounding.

Anyone know if he's ever on these forums? I'd love to pick his polymetric brains!
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:08 AM
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He is an amazing drummer agreed
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:06 PM
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I've been getting into Periphery lately and, obviously, the drumming of Matt Halpern. He's got some amazing skills and looks so fluid when he's playing. However, I really can't find much bio on the guy. I know he played for Animals As Leaders for a brief period, another band I really like, but that's pretty much it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:34 PM
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I took a masterclass with Matt a few months ago. Really educational and enjoyable. Rather than feeling awed and a little overwhelmed, I left with practical advice and exercises on how to improve my playing.

Matt often does clinics and masterclasses in the afternoons before his shows while on tour. I highly recommend catching one. You can probably find his list of upcoming clinics at bandhappy.com .
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for that Brady!
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I dig Matt's style. His solo in Erised is an amazing solo to me, it's not your typical "I'm playing drums as fast as I can" solo. It's a really slow groove emphasizing on expression. Much enjoyment check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khACKq23bC8
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:49 AM
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I took a masterclass with Matt a few months ago. Really educational and enjoyable. Rather than feeling awed and a little overwhelmed, I left with practical advice and exercises on how to improve my playing.

Matt often does clinics and masterclasses in the afternoons before his shows while on tour. I highly recommend catching one. You can probably find his list of upcoming clinics at bandhappy.com .
I went to one of these too.

I got a some new perspective and and I was really inspired seeing him up close and personal, I was literally sitting next to him. I feel like I picked up some of his technique by osmosis too. He is a great player but he was pretty relaxed and not a perfectionist and I really liked that for a change, he wasn't trying as hard to prove himself or elevate himself above the audience, he seemed more interested in teaching, and he's a real people person.
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