DrumBeat News Vol 8 No 8: DrumBeat Festival 2009

Tiger Bill Talk

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Excerpt from Tiger Bill’s Tension Free Drum Clinic at Sam Ash in NJ

I’m particularly excited about this year’s DrumBeat Festival because I will be doing something new by featuring a totally Virtual DrumBeat Fest! This year the Fest will be brought to you over the Web so you can watch it in the comfort of your own home, regardless of where you are in the world! And, in addition to some well-known drummers, this year’s Fest will feature a number of drummers you may not have heard about… yet. But you soon will! Including a super-talented 10 year old – Wait! I owe this super-talented little drumhead an apology! I just found out at his last lesson that he is only 8 years old… Yikes! I think back on what I was doing when I was 8. I think it was playing with little green Army men! Anyway, wait until you catch this kid… just amazing!

DrumBeat Fest 2009 is again being held as a tribute to my dad, who lost his battle with Parkinson’s Disease, with all proceeds going to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. So please Purchase a Ticket to DrumBeat Fest 2009 and join us Online for a full day of great drum entertainment and exceptional education while you help to make dreaded Parkinson’s Disease, which affects over over 6 million people worldwide, a thing of the past!

Click Here to purchase your ticket to this year’s DrumBeat Festival as soon as they become available. And while you’re there, learn how you can become part of next year’s DrumBeat Festival and show the drumming world exactly what you’ve got!

Don’t miss my latest video reviews including a great new soon-to-be-available product that will be a boon to all double bass drummers – The Wild Bill Coady Clutch! Check it out in this issue!

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter and drop me an email or leave a comment on this blog to let me know what you think of it.

Have fun and stay loose!

What DrumHeads Are Saying…

Subject: little story
hi bill,

I am sure my attempts at the Gladstone technique aren’t perfect by a long shot, but I still have made progress in staying loose. This little story kind of reinforced it.

I recently was in Europe on tour with my band and we hadn’t been there in 5 years. I have been trying to change my style to play loose for a little less than a year, hard to teach an old dog new tricks. A friend who had seen us in previous visits mentioned that my style had radically changed, I no longer looked like I was “chasing after someone” (his words). That my style was “refined” now. I assume people who see me play all the time haven’t noticed due to slow progress, but apparently it is working! The only thing I noticed was my hands no longer hurt, ever.

kudos, el Tigre

(Note: Above quote used with permission.)

Congrats to the Winners of Last Month’s Contest!

And a Huge THANK YOU! to the following sponsors for donating last month’s prizes:

ALFRED PUBLISHING Todd Sucherman Methods & Mechanics DVD
HUDSON MUSIC Best of Modern Drummer Fest DVD 1997-2006

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Tiger Bill’s Video Drum Lesson: A Buddy Rich Favorite Sticking Pattern: Part 2

Tiger Bill’s Latest Bottom Line Reviews

Drum Atlas Book and CD Series from Alfred Publishing

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Click Above for Tiger Bill’s Video Review of Aquarian DrumHeads!

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Click Above for Tiger Bill’s Video Review of the Wild Bill Coady Clutch!

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Bozzio and the Black Page

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Click Here to tell us all about you! The forum where you can post all about your drumming self including videos, photos,and whatever else you’d like to share with our other Forum DrumHeads!

Mallet Percussion Forum

Mallet Percussionists this Forum is for YOU! View or post any questions you have about mallet percussion and our in-house expert James Walker will help you.

Exercises for Practicing Accents


A Joke A Day Keeps the Doctor Away! If you have some good, clean jokes to share or would like to enjoy some, this is the place to go!

High School: 1957 vs 2009 The joke is on Us!

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Until next time:
Take care, have fun, stay loose, and I’ll see you online!
Tiger Bill

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