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Old 01-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Talking One on one lesson with your favourite drummer...

Hi everyone,

I'm about to have a one on one lesson with one of my all time heroes in Australia- Gordon Rytmeister.

I'm trying to think what areas I need work in and things I want to ask him. Anyone in Australia got some good ideas?

Thought I would also just put it out there and see who else has had a one on one lesson with their childhood hero and what did you work on? Did you go into the lesson with things you wanted to work on and lots of questions? What did you get out of it?

I'm so excited, but at the same time nervous as hell! ha ha

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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I'd just play for him and if he could pick out a flaw that you couldn't see then that's a good drum lesson. Do you mind me asking how much and where? I wouldn't mind a lesson...
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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Dre's advice is good

Perhaps try and think of some of your obvious weaknesses which bother you, and ask him if he can help you find a different way to tackle them?

I would also like to know how much and where
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:07 AM   #4
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You could just walk in sit at the drums and start playing and keep playing random stuff especially when he is trying to explain something to you, drum teachers love that sort of thing.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! Getting excited now... I got 2 lessons as Xmas presents but I think it was $135 a lesson- I think!!

Inevitably I've already started thinking of some things I want to work on...

1) my right foot... Watched Gordon play not too long ago and he was a weapon with his right foot... I want to know what he's been doing or if he has any advice.. suppose while I'm on that it would be silly not to ask him about hand technique and speed too!!
2) My overall groove- my personal belief is he is such a groove and pocket player I want to know how he developed that or if he has any words of wisdom...
3) Polyrhythmic stuff- beats and soloing... blurring the lines between 1,2,3,4

Mmmm should keep me busy! I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:04 AM   #6
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Quote:
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You could just walk in sit at the drums and start playing and keep playing random stuff especially when he is trying to explain something to you, drum teachers love that sort of thing.


Lol.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:18 AM   #7
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Well the lesson was unreal!

I took away so much from it, he printed off about 15 sheets of exercises and things to work on which are invaluable. He started off by asking me to play and then spoke to me about fills and grooving. Then from there we worked on doubles, 5 stroke rolls, bass drum control exercises and then finally we touched briefly on the world of polyrhythms. But I'd like to do more on that next lesson.

Overall it was brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson and got so much out of it. I've been trying to practice an hour and half at a minimum most days since.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:11 AM   #8
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Congrats man,

I have actually been taking lessons with my favorite drummer for a year and a half now.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:20 AM   #9
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Congrats man,

I have actually been taking lessons with my favorite drummer for a year and a half now. Mr. Chris Coleman, I started studying his playing about 5 years ago, then last year I saw him do a gig at the baked potato, and started lessons the next day. the main thing he has been working with me on is feel, groove, and thinking musically not mechanically.
here's a couple video's of him playing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCSy...feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62w_4A-aBM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TewS6er8r0
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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Chris Coleman

I just discovered him recently, I can't say enough good things about him. You're lucky to study w him.
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