Michael Carvin

159: Michael Carvin – Effective Practice Techniques

In this podcast I share the most recent Drummer’s Resource Pro Q&A session, featuring the legendary drummer, Michael Carvin. Michael has been on the podcast before and his interview was easily one of the most talked about interviews I’ve ever done. As a master player Michael has performed with legends including: Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard and Dizzy Gillespie. His list of students is impressive as well, including Billy Martin, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Carmen Intorre, Poogie Bell and manny others.

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

In this podcast, Michael Carvin talks about:

  • His teaching philosophies
  • Discipline and reward
  • Rudiments as the alphabet
  • Developing your own sound

Note: Michael also answers submitted by Drummer’s Resource Pro members

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