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Old 07-29-2008, 08:38 AM
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Default Rick Gratton

Is anybody familiar with his books "Rick's Licks"? I believe these were 3 different books that were eventually combined into one. I didn't check the whole message board to see if there's anything on him.
His ideas and books seem to be based on a lot of what Gary Chafee talked about in his books, although Rick takes it in his own direction.
The last I had heard of him, he was working with Marco Minneman on one of his DVDs a few years ago maybe directing and transcibing. Rick has one or two instructional videos of his own that were loaded with some great stuff. I don't think they're on DVD now. Anybody have any info?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:49 AM
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Also, he's from Toronto, Canada I believe. His polyrhythm and linear ideas are truly killer. Dare I say an unsung hero?
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:13 PM
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RICK IS A MONSTER!!!!! Great player and awesome person.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:54 AM
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Absolutely!
There should be a page here for him.
I found a clip of his video from the 90s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bat9k3MNXY0
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: Rick Gratton

I like his book "Ricks Licks" so I made a clip playing some of them just for fun, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HXRbEl-haE

All the best/Sebastian
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Rick Gratton

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I like his book "Ricks Licks" so I made a clip playing some of them just for fun, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HXRbEl-haE

All the best/Sebastian
GREAT JOB!!

Bernhard

and there is a Rick Gratton Page on DW:

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Rick_Gratton.html
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:38 AM
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I had the pleasure of meeting Rick last summer at a clinic. I got to sit right beside him as he did his thing. Man, can he ever play! Huge personality too, very funny guy. That was an inspiring afternoon...

I think he mentioned he was playing in the Dirty Dancing musical that was running at the time.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:26 PM
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GREAT JOB!!

Bernhard

and there is a Rick Gratton Page on DW:

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Rick_Gratton.html
Thank you! Both for the comment and for a great site! =)

I would agree with those who say itīs a mystery why he hasīnt been more of a household name in the industry...

Many of his licks Iīm saving for (much) later! Very hard stuff!
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