Private Study

Private Study

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NEW:  I am now OFFERING (WORLDWIDE) PRIVATE SKYPE Drum LESSONS / Contact me thru this website link “contact” and tell me about what level you think you are now playing: I will also be teaching a Polyrhythm course (for all musicians)
 

…and for the really advanced I will be teaching from my book “Polyrhythms For The Drumset”

I have a list of students waiting now. to get on the list contact me from the “Contact” link on this website.

 

PRIVATE STUDY IN CHICAGO AREA:

Serious player!
drumsstop@gmail.com

Now accepting a limited number of (serious) students for private study at the Chicago Studio.

All lessons are bi-weekly. Please include a short resume about your drumming self with your inquiry.

pmagagdini@gmail.com / or contact me from the “contact” link of this website.

The Official “26 Polyrhythm Snare Drum Rudiments”

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Free @ no charge to drummers and percussionists ….as featured in Modern Drummer Magazine (2012)

Just – drumsstop@gmail.com – or download from this website – or a copy will be sent to you. Be sure to leave your email address.

Plus – if you want to hear them being played you can order the sound file at the following: drumsstop@gmail.com

(there is a minimal 5$ pay pal charge for the audio version).

 

 

David Herbert – Timpanist Chicago Symphony Orchestra

David Herbert – Timpanist Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Now that I’m in Chicago I look forward to hearing more of timpanist David Herbert. David came from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to the Chicago Orchestra in 2013. He’s a student of Roland Kohloff (Julliard School of Music and the New York Philharmonic). I consider David one of the top timpanists anywhere in the rarefied world of major orchestra percussion.

Backstage with Robert Glasper and Vincente Archer (Oakland Ca. 2015)

Backstage with Robert Glasper and Vincente Archer (Oakland Ca. 2015)

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Was on the same concert (w.John Handy) as Robert Glasper (piano) and Vicente Archer (bass) and drummer Damion Reid.I really liked this trio. Conceptually very different from anything I’ve heard before and all on acoustic instruments (at least for this show) I guess you could say it’s a jazz trio… but not really. It gets funky and down and then “out there” and watch out; Robert Glasper understand the creative effect of modulating tempo shifts (to another tempo) and related meter without you hardly knowing what happened. They will be playing something complex and funky and then right before your ears the original tempo has slightly modulated to a new one. (Metric Modulation)

Michael Shrieve before the Woodstock gig somewhere backstage with Carlos

Michael Shrieve before the Woodstock gig somewhere backstage with Carlos

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Michael studied with me when I lived in San Francisco* in the late 60’s. Not sure when he joined the Santana band but it was during that period: the 1st album (“Santana”) and the now famous Woodstock NY concert had not happened as yet. Micheal was a hell of a student; he always worked on everything 100% from the lesson before . Michael is unique in the rock/funk/blues world of drummers because he also plays latin and jazz. The perfect combination for the Carlos Santana band.

*I had graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was playing with George Duke (who also graduated from the same school two years later)

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