VIDEO LESSON SERIES:
BRIAN FERGUSON

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
Hi-Hat Textures, Part 2
Patterns and Orchestrations
Patterns and Orchestrations - Paradiddles
Patterns and Orchestrations - Mozambique
        
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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
Intro to 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"
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