VIC FIRTH ARTIST
DANIEL GLASS

Daniel Glass is one of today's foremost authorities on classic American drumming. Since 1994, he has toured all over the world with the pioneering "retro-swing" group Royal Crown Revue, and recorded and performed with a host of top flight artist like Brian Setzer, Gene Simmons, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and Mike Ness from Social Distortion. He has been voted one of the top five R&B drummers in the world two years in a row by the readers of Modern Drummer and DRUM magazine.

Daniel is also an award-winning author and clinician. He has written three books, including The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming (with Zoro), and has performed at prestigious international festivals like PASIC and the 2010 Modern Drummer Festival.

Daniel's clinics focus on the evolution of the drum set. Using dazzling chops and high energy showmanship, Daniel takes audiences on a whirlwind journey that covers seven decades of groove. His goal? To convince you that the best way to play today's grooves - Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, etc - is to understand the roots from which they grew.


VISIT DANIEL
ONLINE:
www.danielglass.com

Daniel's Tools of Choice:
American Classic® 5A
Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work.
L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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American Classic® 85A
Combines the dimensions of an 8D and 5A. A great jazz stick.
L = 16" | Dia. = .550"
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Heritage Brush
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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FEATURED VIDEOS:

 

VIC FIRTH and ALFRED PUBLISHING present:
The Commandments of
Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming

Daniel Glass teams with and fellow Vic Firth artist Zoro for a masterpiece of Biblical proportions! Drawing from the past and the present to arrive at a well-rounded, insightful tale of the early R&B scene, The Commandments of Early Rhythm and Blues Drumming is a must have for any music library!

Click here to check out our
EDUCATIONAL SERIES
on the Commandments of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming!


DON'T MISS DANIEL'S CLINIC WITH ZORO AT PASIC 2009!

 
 VIDEO 1:
 
    Introduction, Daniel playing "Cho-Choo-Ch'Boogie"

VIDEO 2:
 
    Zoro plays Chuck Brown's "It Don't Mean a Thing"
     Daniel plays Wynonie Harris' "Good Rockin' Tonight")
     Zoro plays "Green Onions" by Booker T and the MG's
   
 VIDEO 3:
 
    Zoro plays "Lido Shuffle"
     Daniel plays Elvis' " Jailhouse Rock"
 VIDEO 4:
 
    Zoro plays "Superstition"
     Daniel plays "I Can't Help It"
     Zoro plays James Brown's "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
   
 VIDEO 5:
 
    Daniel plays a Rock Steady tune by Prince Buster
     Zoro plays the Purdie Shuffle
 VIDEO 6:
 
    The clinic concludes with a powerful drum duet
   

Still want more?

If you love learning about the history of R&B and Rock&Roll, be sure to check out the "We Want The Funk" lesson series – a historical perspective on the grooves and drummers that shaped modern music.

Presented by Zoro and Daniel Glass, this series of video lessons features grooves and transcriptions – starting in the 1940s when shuffles ruled the airwaves, through the dawning of drum-machine inspired hip-hop beats in the late 1970s.

 



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