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How I play drums solos part 2.
Posted On 01/07/2012 21:48:50 by Carthage
Drum solos today come in a about as many different forms as there are different kinds of people. But, it hasn't always been that way. The drum solo has evolved just like any other instrument.

I suppose you could go all the way back to the days of cavemen and reconstruct some kind of archeological history of people hitting sticks on logs and stuff like that, but I'm just a simple dude, so I'll just go back to the 1940s and into the 50s to start with. This all has a connection to my p... Read More

How I play drums solos Part 1.
Posted On 01/05/2012 23:24:03 by Carthage
This blog is about how I play drums solos and my views on making it all happen (and other stuff).

I first became aware of these animals when I first started listening to jazz. Rock n' roll and other kinds of music didn't have drum solos, and still don't mostly. It was possible to watch a solo in a club were the audience was cool, but on the radio, forget it.

For a time in the late 60's and early 70's there were a few rock bands that played some great music along wit... Read More

Developing YOUR drum solos
Posted On 04/29/2010 16:32:21 by KenSanders
I am often asked by aspiring young drummers to give them advice about crafting their drum solos.  Okay, here's a few thoughts for anyone interested.   Drum solos, of course, can be cool part of your band’s performance where you are featured.      A drum solo can be played within the structure of a certain tune; where the drummer is allowed to solo over melodic parts and/or chords being played by other musicians.  Or it can be without any other accompani... Read More

Louie Bellson's Power Rock set-up?
Posted On 03/15/2008 01:35:36 by KenSanders
I was watching the YOU TUBE video of a 1957 Louie Bellson performance of a tune called “Skin Deep”.  I have found out that this rather different version of that famous solo was filmed during his appearance on the Nat King Cole television show.  Wow.....fifty-one years ago!

I had the pleasure of meeting Louie Bellson, and hanging out with him and Larrie Londin, at the Nashville Local 257 of the American Federation of Musicians "old hall" on Division Street, back in the l... Read More

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