In this podcast I talk to one of my biggest drumming influences, Rick Latham. Rick is not only an in-demand studio and live drummer but is also one of the best clinicians in the world and author of Contemporary Drumset Technique and the timeless classic, Advanced Funk Studies (on of the “The 25 Greatest Drum Books Ever Published” – Modern Drummer). Rick has also released a DVD titled All About the Groove which also received critical acclaim.
I spent many years studying from Advanced Funk Studies so it was an absolute pleasure to have him on the podcast, and Rick didn’t disappoint, delivering a wealth of wisdom and practical advice for any drummer, not matter what level your are.
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Rick Latham talks about:
- How he got started playing
- Early influences
- The effect that learning orchestral instruments had on his playing
- Writing Advanced Funk Studies
- Advice for refining your groove
- How to learn new styles and how to do it
- His move to Italy
- His advice for up and coming drummers
- The current state of the music business
- Much more…
Resources / People / Links mentioned:
- Contact Rick Latham: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter
- Advanced Funk Studies
- Contemporary Drumset Technique
- All about the groove DVD
- X4M School of Musicians
- David Garibaldi
- Joe Morello
These drummers were mentioned on the podcast and have also been guests on the show:
Rick Latham plays:
- DW Drums
- Promark (Rick Latham Signature Stick)
- Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
- Evans Drumheads
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