DrumBeat News Vol 10 No 10: What Joe Morello Wanted You to Know About Master Studies

Tiger Bill Talk

Click the video that follows to find out what Joe wanted drummers to know about his book Master Studies. I hope you enjoy it.

And I have to remind you that this is your last chance to attend DrumBeat Fest 2011 Tribute to Joe Morello. It’s on Saturday, October 22nd at the NJ School of Percussion (where Joe used to teach) on 14 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, NJ 07052. I’ve put together a terrific lineup of talented performers and educators including John Riley and Steve Fidyk and we’re looking forward to spending a special day with you during which we honor the instructor who put us on the correct path to drumming. I’m sure it will inspire many of you to follow us on a path to drumming that uses techniques that work with the body, not against it.

If you watch the above video you can see that I have no stress, no strain even when playing Joe’s Master Studies exercises at 160 bpm. And that’s not even my top speed for that particular drill. Playing is as effortless as walking on a beach for me and that’s the way it should for everyone. If you’d like to understand why technique is so easy and effective for some drummers while others sweat, strain and struggle to squeeze it out, join us for our DrumBeat Fest 2001 Tribute to Joe. I guarantee it will inspire you and I know that it will inspire me!

We still have a few tickets left so please make your purchase today before it’s too late. You will probably never have the chance to gain so much valuable drumming information from so many Morello students all in the same place ever again.

Follow this link for tickets – only $25: http://www.drummerswishlist.com/products/Tickets-to-DrumBeat-Fest-2011-Tribute-to-Joe-Morello.html

And don’t forget about the valuable door prizes you can win, provided by our generous sponsors which include Alfred Publishing, Axis Percussion, Coady Clutch, DRUM! Magazine, DW, LP, Pro-Mark, Remo, Sabian, Vater, Yamaha, and Zildjian.

I hope to see you there.

Thanks for your support.

Stay loose!

Tiger Bill

What DrumHeads Are Saying…

Dear Bill,

Thank you so much for your review of my new book “Drum Therapy.” It is deeply appreciated and a great honor. I hope that through your fantastic Tiger Bill website, you and I can assist even more drum teachers and the special needs drum students themselves, fight many types of disabilities with Drum Therapy.

Thank you again for such a wonderful and informative website. Keep up the great work!!

Pat Gesualdo
DAD Program

(Note: Above quote used with permission.)

Congrats to the Winners of Last Month’s Contests!

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

ALFRED PUBLISHING Gannin Arnold Project – 5 World Class Drummers DVD

Hudson Music Evolution of Jazz Drumming by Danny Gottlieb DVD

Enter Our October Contest for Your Chance to Win these Cool, Valuable Prizes!

CLICK HERE for a chance to win: Buddy Rich Up Close DVD, courtesy of Alfred Publishing

And held over again in honor of Joe Morello, this is your last chance to win a copy of Danny’s book:
CLICK HERE for a chance to win: Evolution of Jazz Drumming by Danny Gottlieb book with DVD, courtesy of Hudson Music

Note: You must live in the USA or Canada to be eligible to enter these contests.

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Click here to get your tickets to the Live Version of DrumBeat Fest 2011 October 22nd from 1 to 6 PM in West Orange New Jersey. You’ll learn the secrets behind Joe’s amazing technique and you’ll have the chance to get a Free drum skills evaluation plus a Free trial subscription to my new educational membership site.

If you can’t make it to DrumBeat Fest Live, Click here to get your ticket to the Online Event and learn the secrets behind Joe Morello’s amazing technique from the comfort of your own home.

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Have Fun, Stay Well, Stay Loose, and I’ll see you online – And, hopefully, at the DrumBeat Fest Tribute to Joe Morello too!
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Tiger Bill

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