The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for the ‘Drums’ Category

A Study in Work

March 14, 2016

If my practice is intended to further my knowledge of rhythm or theory, I call that Study. If my practice is intended to learn a piece of music, I call that Work. And here we get to the hard part… Thinking. Generally speaking, thinking is terrible for drumming. If you are thinking, you have lost […]

Making an Album.

June 21, 2012

In short, we are now busy in pre-production and fund raising for our first album. Please, take a look at the Kickstarter link. Any and all support is greatly appreciated, even if that support is simply passing the word, and wishing us the best of luck. The Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/charlesofthetwisted/the-drummers-of-twisted-gypsy-our-first-album

Searching for Chobi

April 3, 2012

Every so often I go on a journey, and search for Chobi. Chobi is a rhythm, often spoken of, and almost never agreed upon by any two sources.  There seem to be almost as many “real” Chobi as there are drummers. And, there are perfectly natural reasons for that. To the best of my knowledge, […]

Beginning Workshop: November 22, 2009

December 11, 2009

On Saturday, November 22, I taught my first ever workshop. I was very fortunate to be able to use a friend’s amazing backyard as the workshop space, and it could not have been more conducive.   She is a tattoo artist, and just about as earthy and funky as it is possible to be without being […]

The Renovation Project: Part IV

November 25, 2009

Phase VIII (Paint and Clear Coats) Knowing how often I take this doumbek to gigs, and how often those gigs are outdoors, I went with exterior paints for my colors. I chose a textured paint in gunmetal dark grey for the exterior.  The textured paints are much thicker than normal and have a coagulent in […]