Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Billy Martin on Riddim

If you haven't yet, check out Billy Martin's great book "Riddim: Claves of African Origin". There is lots of practical information in this text and a truly unique method to teaching groove and coordination. His way of writing rhythms in an unconventional yet logical manner offers a fresh way to expand one's vocabulary on the drums.


y'a dig ?

Here's a clip of Martin discussing the development of his book and how it came about:

Looks like he's also got an interesting DVD coming out this month as well entitled "Life on Drums". I've already pre-ordered my copy and look forward to checking that soon out as well.

Here's a trailer from his new documentary:

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