Interpreting Musical Passages in Jazz, Rock, Latin, Fusion

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bill Cobham, Will Calhoun, and Dom Famularo

Part of the event series Billy Cobham’s Guide to Stress Free Drumming

Instructors: Billy Cobham, Will Calhoun, and Dom Famularo

Play-Along: Serengetti Plains

Foundational topics: Interpretation, phrasing, ghost notes, tempo

Explore advanced phrasing concepts such as ghost notes, playing on top of the beat, in the center of the beat and behind the beat, and what doors these concepts open. Learn how to interpret musical passages using these concepts in different genres.

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 Will Calhoun

Will Calhoun is a widely acclaimed drummer and recipient of the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Award for outstanding performance by a drummer, and Best New Drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine’s Readers Poll. His unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming can be found on each of Living Colour’s four Epic releases.

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.

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$ 199.00
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November 28
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Stages Music Arts
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By purchasing a ticket to this masterclass series, you accept all of the terms below and release and hold harmless Zoom, Stages Music Arts, and our instructors from any and all liability or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind, arising from or in connection with your class.

Masterclass Details

All classes will begin at the scheduled time: 12pm EST and will be approximately 3-hours long. Classes will be MC’d by Dom Famularo and feature Billy Cobham and his hand-picked guests. You will be emailed play-along materials and a PDF transcription. Students have an opportunity to upload videos for the panel to review.

Recording of Classes

Recording audio or video of the Zoom calls is strictly prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted under the U.S. and international copyright laws.

Digital Downloads

Upon purchase you will be issued a link to a google drive folder where you can download the class materials. DO NOT SHARE this link with anyone. You paid for this class and these materials are yours to keep. Please let us know if you have any issues accessing the materials.

Live Zoom Call

For the best user experience, please ensure you follow the directions emailed to you 24-hours before the class. The class will be held on Zoom where many factors can affect the quality of the call. We are following best practices for streaming and presenting audio and video. Stages Music Arts and the instructors take no responsibility for any internet or technical interruptions that may occur during the Zoom call.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

There will be no refunds for missed masterclasses. Any meetings with technical failures from Stages Music Arts or the instructors will be rescheduled or restarted. Stages Music Arts and the instructors reserve the right to postpone or cancel a class for any reason including low attendance. If a class is postponed or canceled you will have the option of a credit.