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Currently, Brian performs with Texas based country artist Aaron Watson. He has toured throughout the US and Canada, and has played in Europe several times.
Brian’s knowledge and respect for the history of the instrument has given him the ability to authentically blend into a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock, country, soul, blues and gospel. Brian is most at home playing the right part for the song and supporting the musicians around him.
This approach has enabled Brian to perform/record/tour with a wide variety of great artists: Country/Americana artists Eleven Hundred Springs, Soul Singer Curtis Salgado, Blues guitarists Mike Morgan and the Crawl, Jazz organist Red Young, Songwriters such as Hope Cassity and Jon Christopher Davis, and Gospel artist Quinten Hope and Prestonwood Baptist Church to name a few. While with Curtis Salgado, Blues Review Magazine called Brian’s playing “…totally on the money rhythmically, while keeping the loose feel that soul music requires.”
Brian resides just outside of Dallas, TX where he maintains a busy performance and recording schedule.
|LESSON INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW|
|Setting Up the Set – Basic Considerations|
|Fills for the Beginning Drummer|
|2 & 4 Count Beginner Fills|
|Hi-Hat Textures, Part 2|
|Patterns and Orchestrations|
|Patterns and Orchestrations - Paradiddles|
|Patterns and Orchestrations - Mozambique
Click here to download a printable PDF of the beats in this lesson
|Taking Paradiddle Permutations to the Next Level|
|The Shuffle, Part 1|
|The Shuffle, Part 2|
|Intro to Jazz Swing Style: Basic Time Keeping|
|Intro to Jazz Swing Style: Incorporating a back beat cross-stick|
Jazz Swing Style: Comping Patterns
Click here to download a PDF of some basic jazz comping patterns
|Intro to Jazz Swing Style: Hi-Hat Comping Orchestration|
|Intro to Jazz Swing Style: Additional Sounds and Colors|
|Intro to Jazz Swing Style: Fills and Setting Up Figures|
|Intro to Jazz Swing Style: Time Keeping Feels in Various Tempos|
|Country Time Keeping: The Train Beat|
|NEW! The Bo Diddley Beat|
BRIAN'S VIC FIRTH STICK 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" click here to download a larger image of the 5A
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