Music Learning Systems - Guitar, Piano, and Drums


November 22, 2008

Below are some of the articles that have appeared on the blog (Home) page of this site.  I've listed these here since over time it may be a bit cumbersome to scroll through the entire list of blog postings (although it would be a very interesting endeavor!).  If you have anything of interest that you'd like to see, by all means, let me know!  You can e-mail me anytime.  Happy reading!

Drum Clinics

Will Calhoun - The Paradiddler attended Will Calhoun's drum clinic in Stone Mountain, GA, and was glad he didn't miss it!

Marco Minnemann - A new member of my 'favorite drummers' short list - here's why

Walfredo Reyes, Jr. - One of the great rhythmists of our time - read why here

Thomas Pridgen - One of the most dynamic drummers in the world - a visual feast. Plenty of pictures!

Jason Bittner - Metal drumming madness comes to Atlanta, GA - and The Paradiddler was there...

Drummer Spotlight

A Drumming Genius Is Gone - A small tribute to the late Louie Bellson

Neil Peart's Solos Ranked - Introduction to a series of articles ranking all of Neil Peart's eight published drum solos, from worst to first!

Perry, Peart, and Bozzio - Pearls of Drumming Wisdom - Three drumming greats drop by for a DC Live event, recorded June 18th, 2009

Stewart Copeland Answers Questions From The Paradiddler - A little Q&A between The Paradiddler and The Police's drummer extraordinaire and modern day composer

Great Snares of Rock - The best sounding snare drum sounds of rock, and the drummers who played them

Interview with Charles Fisher - The creator of the Off-Set double bass drum pedal chats with The Paradiddler about the history of the pedal, and why he thinks it's the best in the market

Interview with Mike Johnston - All about Mike Johnston, creator of An inspirational podcast interview!

Interview with Mike Michalkow - The creator of the "Drumming System" chats with The Paradiddler about his DVD creations, how to land a gig, and how to persevere with your passion


The Reference Drummer - Read how an early influence shapes how we play later on

The Best Drummer In the World Is... - Is there such a thing? The Paradiddler explores if it's possible to name the best of all

Not Just About the Drums - It's not just the drums that moves us - it's something more

Musicians Helping Musicians - Read about some of the ways musicians help each other out, sometimes without even knowing it!

Beyond the Drum Kit - Percussion is becoming more important, and prevalent. Plus, a new acquaintance

The Many Faces of Percussion - Article contributed to the blog of New Age artist Marcomé

A Perspective on Drum Covers - The Paradiddler's view on drum covers

The Emergence of Air Drumming - A guilty pleasure of wannabe drummers is now coming to the fore

"Exquisite Torture" - We may never play as good as our favorites, but we'll keep trying!

"Leave That Snare Alone!" - My, how drummers love their snare drums! Here's why.

Cheering Them On - Jealous of other people's success? Don't be. Here's why, and how to make yourself better at what you choose to do.

Passion for Our Favorite Drummer - Revisiting the issue of the 'best' drummer, and why the 'this drummer vs. that drummer' debate is an exercise in futility

Pandora Killed the Radio Star (again) - The demise of music on FM radio has been predicted for decades; will it finally happen?

HD Radio - FM Radio's Savior? - New technology breathes new life into FM radio - but is it too late?

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