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: