My good friend and colleague, Ron Tierno, recently sent me a copy of his fabulous new book, “The Melodic Snare Drummer“. Ron takes a uniquely musical approach to his playing, which is reflected in the “play along” exercises contained in his book.
I recently presented a snare drum clinic at the Arkansas Day Of Percussion in Little Rock, where I had a chance to play the first of Ron’s exercises to demonstrate the use of different closed rolls. Not only was the book tremendously fun to work on, but, it really helped me get the core idea of my clinic across to students! (I am playing on a Grover Pro G3 Concert Snare Drum– of course!)
Click HERE to view a short clip from my presentation.