Reviews

August 23, 2009

On this page you'll find all sorts of reviews: DVDs, books (or ebooks), products, events, etc. If you have any questions on any of the reviews, you can leave a comment, or you can e-mail me directly!*

Book Reviews


"Stick Technique" - Want to play faster, more controlled rudiments, and improve your speed on your kit? Then you must check out this book! Written by Jim McCarthy

DVD Reviews


Taken to School - A review of Modern Drummer's 2006 Festival DVD, part 1

Taken to School, Reprise - A review of Modern Drummer's 2006 Festival DVD, part 2

Snare Drum Basics - DVD review

Rush: Snakes and Arrows Live - DVD review; maybe Rush's best?

Mike Michalkow's "Drumming System" - A complete drumming instructional course, for beginners and more

"Unburying the Beater", by Matt Ritter - A whole new approach to bass drum play - a must read!

"Learn and Master Drums", by Dann Sherrill - Another great complete drumming instruction course worth your serious consideration

Event Reviews


2008 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert - Highlights from The Paradiddler

2008 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert - Highlights from The Paradiddler (part 2)

DrumChannel.com and the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert - The Paradiddler reviews DrumChannel.com's presentation of the BRMC

Sabian Live at NAMM 2009 - A review of DrumChannel.com's live stream of performances sponsored by Sabian and others, at NAMM 2009 in Anaheim, CA

Sabian Live at NAMM 2010 - A review of DrumChannel.com's live stream of performances sponsored by Sabian and others, at NAMM 2010 in Anaheim, CA

The Paradiddler's Wish List for Rush's Next Tour - Rush could be touring in 2010 and 2011. Here's what The Paradiddler thinks they should include in their set list!

Rush On Tour - The Paradiddler's Epilogue - The Paradiddler's review of Rush's "Time Machine Tour" stop in Alpharetta (Atlanta), GA

Van Halen is Back - A pseudo-trip down memory lane, and mixing the old with the new - is Van Halen truly back?

The Cold Fire of Rush - The Paradiddler was at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA on November 1st,2012, seeing Rush during their Clockwork Angels tour. Here's the full report, and a commentary on the band itself.

Product Reviews


The Ringing In My Ears - A very important piece of the drum kit gives The Paradiddler fits! Find out how he deals with it

To Crash-Ride Or Not to Crash-Ride - What I think about crash/ride cymbals, and what I plan to do with my own setup

Great Snares of Rock - The best sounding snare drum sounds of rock, and the drummers who played them. Read about the unique sounds of the these great drums - you may want them for your kit!

Off-Set Double Bass Drum Pedal - Quite possibly the best double bass pedal in the market

SuperDrum12 14x8 Chrome Snare - A snare drum with 24 lugs? How long does it take to tune that thing? Not as long as you think. And the sound? Well, you have to hear it to believe it. Read on...

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*If you make a purchase through a link on this site, I may get paid a commission. TheParadiddler.com recommends that you do your own independent research before purchasing anything. Of course, since my business rests completely on my reputation, I can't afford to recommend anything that isn't fantastic quality. - Omar Alvarado, The Paradiddler

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