Monday, January 4, 2010

Even More Brush Patterns

Some more important brush patterns posted here today, here explained by Vater drumstick artist James "Animal" Harrison.

The brushes are still a misunderstood aspect of drumming and I'm always encouraging younger students to learn how to play them and explore the textural opportunities they afford. They really are a different animal than a pair of sticks so we, as drummers, really have to pay attention to them and practice them as such. Fortunately, with such great instructional books and DVDs that are available on the market today and dedicated specifically to the art of brushwork, there is really no excuse not to check them out !

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