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Old 05-20-2010, 12:12 AM
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I was just blown away by this guy..

I am in the instructional design/ educational industry and have done my fair share of time at the podium.

This guy is the coolest instructor I have ever seen! Granted I only watched the free (first) lesson. (going out of town, but when I get back I am going to watch the rest of it.

this guy is really cool. Talk about taking you back to the basics of rhythm! You gotta listen to this.. I can't wait until I have the time to listen to the entire course...

Did I mention that I really like this guy? !!! http://www.drumchannel.com/School/Class/46/Detail.aspx
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:51 PM
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Efrain is a wonderful man. He is an incredible percussionist but he is so much more. He is passionate, incredibly smart and one of the most spiritually enlightened people I have ever met. I am sure he is a great teacher. I am sitting on a panel with him at the LAMA Drummer's reality camp in Pasadena at the end of June and it will be great to see him again.

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Old 05-20-2010, 04:03 PM
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Amazing musician. Sadly he alongside many others is not one mentioned much by drummers caught in the time loop of Bonham and Smith. Hopefully one day these guys will find people such as Efrain. But don't hold your breath!
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:59 PM
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He is truly amazing at what HE does. Too bad what he does is not functional in the realm of ensemble playing.

He will never be mentioned in the same breath as the other drummers, because he has a different perspective. It's interesting and inspiring, but to play with someone who's musical focus is always about how "they" can be more creative, is something that's undesired in a band situation.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:05 PM
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He is truly amazing at what HE does. Too bad what he does is not functional in the realm of ensemble playing.
Really. I was unaware this is his attitude.

Living in far off Australia I am often ignorant. Par for the course really. :-)
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:43 PM
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This was a great video, thanks for sharing! I've personally never heard of him, but he seems like a very educated man.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:40 PM
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Drummers in ensembles need to play for the ensemble. Efrain plays for himself. There is a fine balance there with drummers who carefully play creatively within the music. There's only a handful of greats with this skill. They work the most.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:02 PM
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Efrain, does not only play solo: you can find his recordings in several places and he is a great accompanist. Check out his work with Terry Bozzio at the 2008 Buddy Rich memorial Concert.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:51 AM
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Efrain is a wonderful man. He is an incredible percussionist but he is so much more. He is passionate, incredibly smart and one of the most spiritually enlightened people I have ever met. I am sure he is a great teacher. I am sitting on a panel with him at the LAMA Drummer's reality camp in Pasadena at the end of June and it will be great to see him again.

Paul
Thanks Paul.. Please tell him he has one more fan..! @:-)
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:27 PM
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Efrain Toro will be live on the drumchannel.com 12/17/13 at 6pm pst (9pm est).

Live DC shows are free to everyone and you can send in questions to info@drumchannel.com or join the chat at showtime to ask Efrain a question.

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