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Drum! Presents: Stanton Moore – The New Orleans Guaguanco

Drum! Presents: Stanton Moore – The New Orleans Guaguanco

This is a hybrid I came up with by mixing a New Orleans mambo with the Cuban guaguancó [Ex. 1]. It’s a fun groove to play and you can experiment with where you want to use it. For example, you could use it in a drum or percussion solo or breakdown. Or you can use it to create a different texture for a part of a tune or behind someone else’s solo.

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Drummer Talk 03/11/2010 – Cymbal Summit (#138)

We talk all about the upcoming Cymbal Summit on today’s show.  We bring news of PAS drumset competition,Stanton Moore clinic tour, and The Killers’ Ron Vannucci is the drummer of the week!

DVD Review – Stanton Moore: Take it to the Street: A Modern Approach to New Orleans Drumming

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Part 2 of Stanton Moore’s two part series on New Orleans drumming is his take on modern New Orleans drumming. If you saw the first one you might get a feeling of deja-vu watching this one as lots of the same stuff seems to be covered in this DVD. For example there is another section on using the different areas of the snare drum just like the previous DVD

I did note that I complained about how he didn’t talk much about sticking on the first DVD. Well he does on this DVD. If he’s going to talk about a sticking in a particular chapter, the chapter will be named after that particular sticking. Usually the chapter consists of him just going through a bunch of different ideas that you can accomplish with that particular. Much like the last DVD. Lots of good ideas but I feel that he just scratches the surface with the meager amount of time that he uses to actually teach. He does once again have a bunch of sections on specific rhythms that he came up with for the drum-set. There’s one he calls magnolia special that involves him using a jingle stick (christmas wand) on a floor tom to get this tambourine kind of vibe. Read more…

DVD Review – Stanton Moore: Take it to The Street: A Traditional Approach to New Orleans Drumming

Before I begin the review, I have to make everyone aware of a policy change that I will make effective as of this review. From now on I’m going to review DVD’s with more then one volume (like this one) each on their own individual merits. I realized in my review of Joe Morello’s DVDs that I barely mentioned the first DVD at all in my review. Granted, my opinion at that time (and it hasn’t changed since) was that there really wasn’t much to talk about. Still, it merited it’s own separate review. I will still talk about the relationship between the (or more) related products, but my score at the end will be reflective of the product as it stands by itself.

And now, on with the review!
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Drummer Talk 05/01/2008 – N’awlins Y’all

Carter is in the driver’s seat this week as we talk about New Orleans drumming! Zigaboo Modeliste is the drummer of the week, the 13-stroke roll is the rudiment of the week, and we get a visit from some crazy bird … crow … sea gull things. Show Notes

Drummer Talk 04/25/2008 – Best Bang for Your Buck

On today’s show, we talk about the best bang for your buck in terms of books and gear.  Carmine Appice is the drummer of the week, the 11 Stroke Roll is the rudiment of the week, and we talk about Stanton Moore’s new album, Emphasis (on Parenthesis).

New Stanton Moore Album Streets

I didn’t even know he had a new record coming out, but alas, the grand master du funk has released he new album, Emphasis! (On Parenthesis). It’s not out on iTunes yet, but it’s available over at Amazon.com MP3 for only $8.99! I recommend you go buy it .. NOW!

We’ll have a full review shortly.

Drum!’s Jam Cruise Video

Yesterday, we reported that you could catch a slideshow of Drum! Magazine’s coverage of the Jam Cruise 6. They’ve now updated their site with accompanying videos!

Jam Cruise (featured in DRUM!’s April, 2008 issue) follows the lives of a half-dozen drummers on the annual jam cruise. DRUM! Associate Editor also found time for video interviews with several top players on the cruise, taking time from his sunbathing duties to meet with Galactic’s Stanton Moore (stantonmoore.com), New Orleans legend Russell Batiste (russellbatiste.com), Rob Koritz and Dino English of Dark Star Orchestra (darkstarorchestra.net), Dave Watts of Motet fame (themotet.net), and Alan Evans of Soulive (soulive.com).

So far, it’s just Stanton Moore’s interview, but more are on the way.  Check out the video here …

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