Drummers, Education Team Members

Jim Riley

Modern Drummer Education Team Member Jim Riley

[MDEdTop]Jim is the drummer and bandleader for multi-platinum group Rascal Flatts. His recording credits include Rascal Flatts’ multi-platinum disc Me and My Gang, EA Sports’ Madden NFL 11, Brian McKnight’s Ten, and a track on the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie. In 2009, Jim was voted “best drum clinician” by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine, and in 2011 he won the Readers Poll award for “best country drummer.” Jim operates the teaching studio, Drum Dojo, out of his home in Nashville, and his first book, Song Charting Made Easy: A Play-Along Guide to the Nashville Number System, is available through Hal Leonard.

Here is one of Jim’s articles, which focuses on a hand/foot pattern he calls the “sixlet.”

“The Sixlet, A Multi-Use Hand/Foot Pattern For All Drummers”—Apr. ’10

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