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Drummer Talk is a curated blog and weekly podcast devoted to drums, drumming, education, the music industry, and other percussion-related topics. Features news, reviews, interviews, and much more.

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Shawn Pelton, “The Hybrid Drummer” #PASIC14

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Shawn Pelton, “The Hybrid Drummer” #PASIC14

Shawn Pelton, of SNL fame, opens his clinic by discussing the electronic aspect of managing the SNL band and the opening theme song. As it turns out, he fires the tracks using a Roland pad set up and Ableton Live. He also uses a drumKat.

He shows us under the hood in Ableton Live and the tracks used for the theme song and a clip from the show.

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Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

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Antonio Sanchez on Improv Drumming the ‘Birdman’ Score

Birdman is a movie out in theaters starring Micheal Keaton and as it turns out has a very unique score.

Consisting almost entirely of drums, the score was improvisedby Antonio Sanchez (as in, Pat Metheny Antonio Sanchez) just one week before the release of the film. Says Sanchez,

One would think that drums would be monochromatic to achieve all the emotions you see. As a jazz drummer you learn to play from the softest ballads to the most hectic music. Technically from experience I know how to achieve those textures.

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