Part of the event series Billy Cobham’s Guide to Stress Free Drumming
Instructors: Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, and Dom Famularo
Play-Along: Red & Yellow Cabriolet
Foundational topics: Phrasing, symmetry, hand and foot coordination
Learn how to line up the upper body with the lower body, giving each limb a task that will only work if they all work together. This class will also discuss playing phrases within musical spaces, rather than playing not the number of beats in a given bar, and working within 2-bar, 4-bar, 8-bar, 16-bar and 32-bar symmetrical patterns that establish solid foundations to support the band.
About Billy Cobham
Widely acknowledged as the greatest fusion drummer of all time, Cobham came to prominence in the late ’60s and early ’70s playing on seminal recordings by Miles Davis and then the Mahavishnu Orchestra. A prolific band leader with more than 30 albums under his name, Cobham’s influence stretches well beyond the world of jazz. Billy Cobham’s Guide To Stress Free Drumming is the culmination of his life’s work.
About Dennis Chambers
Dennis Chambers is a legendary, well respected American drummer who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, and Parliament/Funkadelic. Dennis is mostly known for his ability to perform with impeccable and funky timing in whatever style he’s called upon to play, as well as his incredible, fast chops.
About Dom Famularo
Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 40 years. Dom’s career has been built upon his unique skills as a drummer, educator, author and motivational speaker.