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Todd Walker @toddwalker ?

active 3 days, 12 hours ago
  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Mozambique 5/4……For Sure!   3 days, 12 hours ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we explore adding to the “Mozambique” rhythm to create a 5/4 time signature. Have fun taking your favorite rhythms, and putting a time signature a “spin” on them. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker posted a new activity comment:   6 days, 23 hours ago · View

    Thanks Kevin!

    In reply to - Kevin Prince commented on the blog post It’s All How You Slice It! 6/8 & Half-Time Great video Todd! · View
  • Todd Walker commented on the blog post It’s All How You Slice It! 6/8 & Half-Time   6 days, 23 hours ago · View

    Thank you very much Kevin!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: It’s All How You Slice It! 6/8 & Half-Time   1 week, 2 days ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a studio tracking session to a tune using a 6/8, and Half-Time feel throughout the form. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: So-Fi Solo/Fill Idea   2 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a short solo/fill idea using a combination of  eighths ,and eighth note triplets. Thanks for watching!

     

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Halftime Show! Linear Triplets   3 weeks, 1 day ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a lesson using Eighth Note Triplets in 4/4 time (Linear)  to create a “Half-Time” feel. The sticking is RLL-RLF-LRF or (LRL)-RLF. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Wailin’ with Halen (actual track minus drums/play along)   3 weeks, 2 days ago · View

       In this performance video by Todd Walker, we do a flashback to the great 1981 tune “Unchained” by Van Halen off the Fair Warning album. tracking/recording  and mixing  to this actual play along took me back to my teenage rockin’ years! Hope you enjoy it!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Insight/Approach “Discipline For Simplicity!”   3 weeks, 5 days ago · View

     In this video series by Todd Walker, Todd shares some of his insight/approach that he has used throughout his drumming career, along with a studio performance displaying performing “simple”. “Discipline For Simplicity!”. Thanks for watching.

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: In Da’ Pocket 1970′s – Soul/Funk   3 weeks, 6 days ago · View

     In this video series by Todd Walker, we take a short performance video of “playing in the pocket”!  Just Groove! Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Funk-Touch Up!   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a Funk groove in 4/4, with some very simple rhythmic embellishments (accents/ghost strokes). Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Alianza-Big Band/Studio Performance   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we take a look at a studio/tracking performance to the tune “Alianza”. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Intro Groove “Led Boots” Jeff Beck Live w/Vinnie Colaiuta   2 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we will look at the 4-Bar intro played by Vinnie Colaiuta, on the  the Jeff Beck tune  ”Led Boots” (Live at Ronnie Scott’s club). Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: 3/4….and less! (No Accents, only Ghost/Grace Notes)   3 months, 1 week ago · View

    In This video series by Todd Walker, we perform a groove in 3/4 time with the use of all snare ghost/grace notes (no accents within). Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Odd-Time 5,7,9,11…Made Easy!   5 months, 2 weeks ago · View

     In this video series by Todd Walker,  we perform a practice pad lesson in the development of some Odd-Times, using a “Single Paradiddle” as the basis rhythm/rudiment”. The discussed Odd-Times are in 5,7,9,and 11.   Also note: You may think in phrases of 2′s and 3′s when performing this exercise.

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Pad (Metric) Modulation !Simplified!   6 months ago · View

    In This video series by Todd Walker, we look into a basic practice pad explanation/exercise of “Metric Modulation”. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Dream Cinema (Time Out!)   6 months ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a 4-bar rhythm, consisting of 3/4 – 5/16 – 4/4 – 7/16 time signatures. This is common in progressive rock with a band such as… Ex:(Dream Theater). Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Illusion of Fusion in 3/4   6 months ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we break down the “mystery” of a up-tempo 3/4 Fusion style Groove/Fill. The sticking pattern used is, (Groove: RLRR-LRLL-RLLR)  &  (Fill: RLL-RLL-RLL-RLL) Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Stick em’ Up In 7   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    In this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a “Triplet” sticking pattern in “7″  (RLL-RLL-RLL-RRL-RRL-RRL-RRL)   as a fill/solo idea. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: 7/8 Tom/Snare Groove Lesson   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    IN this video series by Todd Walker, we perform a lesson with a 7/8 Odd-Time Tom/ Snare Groove. Thanks for watching!

  • Todd Walker wrote a new blog post: Vinnie Colaiuta “Led Boots” 4-Bar Intro Live-Jeff Beck   6 months, 3 weeks ago · View

     In this video series by Todd Walker  we perform the 4-Bar drum intro by Vinnie Colaiuta from the Jeff Beck tune “Led Boots”  Live at Ronnie Scot’ts Club.  Jeff Beck released this song in 1976 off the album “Wired” originally recorded by drummer Narada Michael Walden. Thanks for watching!

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