Motor Rhythms

Motor Rhythms

December 15, 2012

The Forgotten Foot lesson series part one

This is the first of two posts which will feature short lessons from my drum book, The Forgotten Foot.  The book was published in 2011 by Hal Leonard Publishing.  The lessons will give a brief look at some of the material in the book.  Each part will cover a different foot pattern; a triplet foot pattern, and a three against four foot pattern.  The first lesson is the triplet foot pattern.  Enjoy.   You can pick up a copy of The Forgotten Foot HERE

November 16, 2012

Build Your Own Octobans

It has been a little quite around the Motor Rhythms shop since the SoundWalk performance in September, but there is news about some magazine articles.

First off, in early October I had a photo session and interview with Hot Rod Magazine for a one page feature in an upcoming issue of the magazine.  It will be in the 'Hot Rod Anything' section, and it is due out early next year.

The Motor Rhythms drum set is also going to be featured as the "Drum Kit of the Month" early next year in Modern Drummer.

Currently, in the November 2012 issue of Modern Drummer I have an article on how to construct your own Octobans or tube toms using PVC pipes.  Here is the cover and the article from Modern Drummer.

September 24, 2012

SoundWalk 2012

Over Labor Day weekend, at the beginning of September, Motor Rhythms had its first public performance.  The kit was selected to be part of SoundWalk 2012 in Long Beach, California.  SoundWalk is an annual event featuring performances and installations that all explore sound.  I had a lot of fun playing and interacting with everyone who came out.

This was the best audience of the night.

February 4, 2012

Modern Drummer and Car Talk

Here is a quick update from MR land.

The new video has been featured on the Car Talk website. Car Talk is a great radio program on NPR, it airs Saturday mornings each week. Here is a link to the feature.

and drum roll please......... my first magazine article is printed in the March 2012 issue of Modern Drummer!  The article is a Shop Talk feature and it is based on my blog post about building a custom floor plate for multiple drum pedals.  Mike Mangini of Dream Theater is the feature article, so it is a perfect issue to take a look at next time your at the local drum shop, or book store.

January 19, 2012

New Video!!

It has been a long time coming, but the first Motor Rhythms video is complete!  Give it a look and please forward the video if you know someone who might like it.  Not much more to say other than I hope you enjoy.