Welcome to another FlamaFlamaFlamaDiddle newsletter. It's the beginning of April and the weather cannot make it’s mind up what it’s doing. Last week I was out in a t. shirt and this week it's been snowing.
Spring is sprunging!
It's a crazy sad time in the world right now with the unprovoked premeditated attack Vladamir Putin launched on the Ukraine and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the Ukrainian people. This war has to end soon.
WHAT I'VE BEEN PRACTICING
8 MEN IN SEARCH OF A DRUMMER The John LaPorta Quintet and Octet play eight original songs scored for drummers. Jam and trade fours and eights with the best. This is a book I have just started working on. Challenging material to say the least.
WHAT I'VE BEEN READING RECENTLY
ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL A very British story of public school over privileged men. Modern day politics and bad people. Twists and turns in a suspenseful thriller. If you don't want to read it then it's going to be on Netflix soon.
WHAT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO
GOIN' BACK TO NEW ORLEANS
Released in June 1992. Described by Dr. John as " a little history of New Orleans music". Recorded in New Orleans it's just dripping in that very special ingredient that comes from this magical city. A joy to listen to. Produced by Stewart Levine who I worked with on two Simply Red albums, Picture Book and A New Flame.
FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE
COMING SOON.... I PROMISE😂
To finish. Try practicing these basic rhythms using four way coordination .Note left foot on hi hat. Try at various tempi from 60bpm, 100bpm up to 150bpm. Get a good sound and most importantly make sure the groove is there.
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