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Gorden Campbell Secrets of the Working Drummer

Gorden Campbell Secrets of the Working DrummerDVD

What makes a working drummer? Here, the top R&B player Gorden Campbell defines the gig in artistic and practical terms. Musically, he focuses on the importance of concepts like knowing song form and getting good tones, demonstrates a tasteful drum solo, and preaches against overplaying and disturbing the groove. On the practical side, he covers such topics as how not to walk into a band rehearsal—late, and on the phone—and how to make a cheat sheet for shows when there’s no time for rehearsal. He even brings us to the club, sharing on-the-gig tips including taking care of business on and off stage. Further, Campbell stresses the value of learning from fellow musicians, and with that in mind he gets insight from famous employers of his, like Jonathan Butler and George Duke, as well as drumming peers such as Aaron Spears and Will Kennedy. (Hudson)

Robin Tolleson


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