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have a little patience while ordering my books and stuff - I´ve got no
regular internet-access until 7.1.2013. Due to this the SHOP IS CLOSED.
From then on I will be there for you again.
Meanwhile have a marry x-mess and a happy new year! 18.12.2011 Have
a break, relax and listen to the new masterpiece of Heiner d´Alquen:
his ´INCHROMES´ album.
Here you will find music far away from the mainstream - a truely
individual world of sound.
d´Alquen has created a very personal style: complex rhythmic buildings,
going along with harmonics and melodies that are inspired by classical
music, jazz and modern music.
Sorry for my poor words trying to describe such amazing music...
are roumors about some real serious polyrhythmic stuff...
Have a look here: POLYRHYTHMSCHOOL.COM 29.6.2011
Cheers everybody -
the SHOP is opened again!
I have produced 2 videos trying to enlighten you about the
compositorical work of F. Chopin in his Etude no.4, op.10.
You can watch them at my
YOUTUBE - site or here .
for some melodic trance stuff? This time no polyrhythmic
Here´s a new track in which I made use of horizontal polyrhythmic
subdevisions...Is it 4/4? Or some odd time stuff? It depends on your
point of view...
Anyway - it´s that kind of stuff that will fill my POLYRHYTHMIC - BOOK
VOL 2. Oh - errr, I still have to publish VOLUME 1...the only thing I
need now is a good drum recording location...stay tuned! MixxiM-Disco
Desaster1.0 by MixxiM 23.6.2010
Recently i recorded a jam on my e-drumset. Later i added some ominous
and the ice on the cake was added by my friend Heiner d´Alquen with
precious piano playing....listen and download if you like. Cheers! Plastique
Bertrands Revenge Upgrade 2.0 by MixxiM28.5.2010
The FREE PLAY ALONGS aren´t available temporarily because my traffic
limit is reached.
Please try again in juni or be the first in over 2 years, the hero who
donates some bucks
to me so I wouldn´t have to pay extra money for serving you with
worthful play alongs. 11.2.2010
As you know, Terradrummica is not only a site for brave drummer but
also for brave pianists too.
I have found the remarkable piano - website of composer Alan Belkin
with tons of informations
about piano technique and practising, composing, orchestration,
counterpoint and much more. The main language
is englih. Some of the atricles are available translated into italian,
french and german and more translations will follow. Click here to enter this site.
Have a nice christmas and a great year 2010!
I´ve got some interesting news for you:
DAVE DICENSO has published his long awaited DRUMBOOK!
For more infos click HERE
What have we got here? oh, looks like a little Carter
Beauford transcription 7.10.2009 Hey Music Fans! Long time no talk! I really
appreciate you checking in and staying
tuned to what I'm up to. (thx Dave :-)) Not too much news, BUT - as so
often - it´s the quality that counts. Have a look at Zsolt Korompay´s
great transcriptions at: Zolt 01 and Zolt 02 And check out Terry
Branam´s great Dave DiCenso transcription In case you still don´t have
enough to do, work through further
transcriptions of Terry Branam Jesus!! Big respect guys! 15.5.2009 Please make sure that
only the word "webmaster" is put before the @terra..... (see "CONTACT")! I had to change this
because of massive spam issues. Regards, Wolfgang 24.2.2009 It´s
been a while since my last post, but I can tell you that nothing
significant in my music world happened. Now
here´s some interesting news: I´ve stumbled over a drummer named
ULF STRICKER. This
guy is playing pretty cool and seems to be a nice guy too. Make sure to
check out his YOUTUBE - Videos and to visit his website ulfstricker.com
. 24.6.2008 If
you are into producing DRUM AND BASS check out this great tutorial videos. Thanks
to LM1 for this one! 2.6.2008 Check
out 2 instructive demos from my POLYRHYTHM BOOK 1. You can see the
notes and hear me playing them. It turns out that BOOK 1 will deal with
"easier" stuff like 4 over 3 and
3 over 4.
Even this topic is so huge that it fills easily (more than) one book.
And as you can see and hear I picked out the more "spicy" stuff.
Nevertheless this book
will give you a solid guide for your way into and through the
amazing world of polyrhythmical playing. When
the book will be available? Sorry, I can´t give you an exact
- but I´m working as fast as possible. BUT: I don´t want to write
another book with boring permutations. I´m
writing a book with each
bar well thought, checking out the most exciting variations. So my work
depends a lot on inspiration. And inspiration seems to me like a cat - it´s
a wonderful friend but it has its own life and visites me when SHE
likes and not when I want it. CLICK HERE27.5.2008
IMPORTANT! THERE WAS AN VIRUS ALERT ON MY SITE - I HAVE REMOVED THIS
CRAP AND YOU CAN
VISITE MY SITE WITHOUT DANGER!! 6.4.2008
All of you who own DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 1 can download now the NEW AUDIO
CDs for the book.
I have recorded the complete stuff on an accoustic drumset and lowered
the tempo of some
tracks so it is more pleasureful to listen and work with it. Click here for CD 1 (45 MB) Click here for CD 2 (39 MB) 4.4.2008
I have written an article about "automations in sequencer software"
that should be
helpful espacially for those of you who are new in this topic. Click here 21.4.2008
Check out this interesting article
about polyrhythms written by Bob Brozman.
I have started a new section called "TIPS FOR...". By now it contains
tips for recording,
transcribing and piano.
Check it out .
You are invited to listen to a great composition of the pianist and
Heiner D Alquen called
for which I was invited to add the drums.
You are invited to listen to a drumsolo that I played at a
I have recorded 3 drumtracks and speeded and pitched them up - with
Somehow the fills remind me of the good old Billy cobham...If you want
to use the
tracks for your next drum & bass project feel free to use them. Check
Dave DiCenso in mordern drummer!
If you subscribe to Modern Drummer Magazine you may already have the
January 2008 issue. If you do, check out the name on the cover, it
might look familiar.
Check out page 86. Modern Drummer sought out Dave for an in-depth
interview titled Modern Journeyman.
Want to know how to get the best out of your recorded drums and
anyway? After endlessly searching for USEFULL, UNDERSTANDABLE and
material I have found something that feels optimal for me:
INTERNAL MIXING VOL.1 and VOL.2 by FRIEDEMANN TISCHMEYER. The DVDs are
in English, German, Espagniol and French. Of course this Video Tutorial
is not specialized on
drumrecording but it is about all aspects about getting your mix down
professionals. And even the long and detailed chapters about drums are
worth the 2 DVDs. I have
found a complete new entrance to mixing (and recording too) my drums
the answers to all those questions - or THE QUESTION:
HOW DID THOSE GUYS GET THIS INCREDIBLE DRUMSOUND?!?!?!?!?
For more infos check out
The only negative thing is that I have to remix all my favourite
For those of you who are looking for a book that introduces you into
the techniques of
creating high quality electronic music I strongly recommend
The Trance Experience
by Torsten Fassbender.
Check the link for more infos.
Great work Torsten!
New stuff for piano fans:
La Mer 4.8.2007
Concerning all owners of my DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 2:
I have rerecorded audio CD 1 of my DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 2 in better audio
quality and at
slower tempos. You can download it
HERE (6o MB).
For those of you who are interested in DRUM-RECORDING, MIXING, EDITING:
have a look at
I think that every drummer should know some basics of how to record and
mix his instrument
because it will prevent you from sitting helpless in a studio or on
stage while some
underqualified sound engineer ruins your sound.
Just listened to the HIROMI: ANOTHER MIND - CD....folks I can tell you:
if you are a drumfreak
go and get yourself this record and listen to the stuff DAVE DICENSO is
playing on it...
this guy is incredible!!Hard to say what is more impressive: Dave´s
technique or his
Drumming at it´s best meets other worldclass musicians at their best!
IMPORTANT!! MY DOMAIN NAME is misused for sending SPAM-MAIL. I
from that trash and say sorry, but there´s nothing a domainowner can
really do against such
small brained activities.
I´ve rerecorded the Salsa Solo from my Drummethod Volume 2 and it
became so nice
that I don´t want to deprive it of you.
For my piano fans: my improvisation over
Blackbird from a band named
"The Beatles". You know them?
I also have to tell you that I´m buisy on redesigning this page.
So stay tuned and keep on donating...harhar...
TERRADRUMMICA - SHOP
has opened today! I recommend to have a look there quite often as I
gonna offer there lots
of new works in the next months!
The play alongs
are online again.
Check this out: a collection of excellent
of Simon Phillips, Manu Katché, Mel Gaynor
and Eric Truffaz done by Lutz Mayer! He gave me his work to post it
here for you...thanks a lot Lutz! Have a look at Dreadnut.net
for more informations about this tough transcriber.
Check out 2 outstanding drumming videos:
- the first one is a clip that every drummer (and even notdrummer) must
MASCHINE DRUMOLO - an amazing animation that should fit
perfectely into TERMINATER 2 or DOOM 3.
- the other video is
giving an impressive demonstration in double bass playing without any
Ever heard about MORGAN AGREN? It´s high time! Check out this video
This video confirmed me to keep on my work on my POLYRHYTHM-BOOK...it´s
exactely about the stuff that Morgan and Fredrik Thordendal (from
MESHUGGAH) are playing. Let´s face it: this is not a TOP 40 tune...but
are walking consequentely their paths to new forms of music. In case
you like that stuff go and get all
Meshuggah recordings and Fredik Thordendal´s "Special Defects"!!
Hi! I´ve written an article that should be very useful for every
drummer...it´s about what other musicians expect us drummers to do and
not to do. Click
Since months I´m working on a book about POLYRHYTHMICAL PLAYING and I
can tell you that it will get REAL HOT!!
The aim of this book will not only be a clear and easy to understand
explanation of what polyrhythmic is, but also the senseful and cool
sounding USAGE, die Anwendung, l´usage, of polyrhythms, like Vinnie
Colaiuta, Dave DiCenso, Thomas Hake and Dave Weckl - to mention a few -
use that stuff.
to listen to an excerpt (size: 1,9 MB) of one of the play alongs coming
with the book .
If you have any questions, suggestions and/or problems about
polyrhythmical playing with x-tuplets, subgroups,
beat displacement etc, you are welcome to send me a mail so that I
probably can include answers to typical problems
that drummers have with this topic into my book.
I´ve transcribed some nice stuff from
Steve Gadd and Dave Weckl that they played on the legendary "Buddy Rich
Memorial Concert". Click
and enjoy! I think this drumbattle with Dave, Steve and Vinnie is some
of the coolest stuff that was ever played on the drums.
The riddle about the unknown "Amazing Drummer" on the "youtube.com"
video is solved: it is Bobby Jarzombek
from the band "Spastic Ink". Thanks to Trevor Schrotz
3 interesting news:
- I´ve posted two new songs of mine...wired and amazing grooves...let
the machines inspire us...
NO WIND .
Check it out!
turns out to be a rich source of amazing free drumming videos.
Simply type in a drummers name in the "Seek" field...
- As Jim Walent reminded me the Modern Drummer Readers Pool of this
year is opened. Click
and vote for me ;-)
Jim Walent - proud father and website
designer and webmaster - informed me that Dave´s site will appear
redesigned soon. I had an inofficial look....cool stuff!
Dave also has been featured in Vater Percussion's February 2006's
newsletter. Vater's newsletter includes an Artist Spotlight on Dave
DiCenso as well as Stick Selection and New Product info. This can be
Check this out!!:
ONE AMAZING DRUMMER
Who is this guy??!
New equipment - new sounds...check out
a moodful trip to nowhere....at the moment without Peter Gabriel´s
A happy new year to all and an IMPORTANT NOTE to all of you who bought
my drum books
at THOMANN or at TIEROLFF MUZIEKCENTRALE:
Please contact me for a personal registration which will give you the
option to benefit
from my free add-ons (play alongs, sheets, etc.) that I produce
specially for working with my books. You then get a password to
download this add-ons.
I was busy with my new Steinberg equipment and as a study I created a
A special play along: I took the chapter "Eights Grooves 1" from my
VOLUME 1 and added some bass, horns and electric guitar to the drum
grooves Have a look
Mainly for BEGINNERS but also fun for ADVANCED DRUMMERS. Enjoy!
NEW STUFF: Basic exercices
for EVERYBODY! For BEGINNERS as well as for ADVANCED DRUMMERS. Enjoy!
New transcription stuff:
DENNIS CHAMBERS shows his class on John Scofield´s PICK HITS .
Enjoy a new TRANSCRIPTION of DAVE
DICENSO with mp3 files!
Important: some additional exercises and tips like sticking suggestions
etc.to this transcriptions will follow soon - so make sure to come back
A beautiful composition of mine for you:
Quiet In The Twilight
No sensational drum licks - there are no drums at all - but a moodful
ballad based on a lyric by Paul Verlaine.
Hello everybody! I wasn´t lazy the last few weeks...finishing my new
piano CD (you can download it for free here soon), getting started with
new great software, writing, composing, transcribing and playing...
Look arround the next time, as some cool new transcriptions and some
beautiful soundfiles of mine will be posted soon. See Ya!
PS: lots of people asked me which software I used for writing my books:
it was Finale Allegro 2002.
3 new sound clips have entered the "Hear Me Play" section: the openning
solo from my drumclinic ,
a nice "Reggea" from
Dave Weckl´s "Ultimate Play Along, Level 1, Volume 2" and the testpiece
from Dave´s play along "Contemporary Drummer + One".
Check it out !
You can download now PEEPSHOW
(5 MB), a song I´ve done in coproduction with my friend Schorsch.
I´ve added MP3s to the
Hear my playing along with a
Dave Weckl play along
from his great work "Dave Weckl: Ultimate Play-Along, Level 1, Volume
I´ve transcribed some cool odd measure Double Bass Licks played by the
from Germany. Enjoy!
2 new links not only for drummers: Check out
great site with an amazing article about polyrhythms for
maniacs (goto: -> Little Black Dots -> Tempomental), and
thoughts about the mental aspects of making music (goto: ->
Black Dots -> Martian Love Secrets).
And - in case you are interested in astronomic software - download the
The return of BADMAN 2.4.2005
For all of you that are planing on working through Dave Weckls Play
Along "For The Contemporary Drummer" or other hard play alongs I have
DAVE WECKL WORKSHOP
With scores. Enjoy!
Some more BADMAN`S STUFF
for free download.
Vinnie´s new website is online: www.vinniecolaiuta.com
For my friend Roberto from thedrumland.com
I´ve started a huge transcription: Manu Katché playing great stuff on
"The Badman´s Song" from the legendary Tears For Fears album "The Seeds
Another FREE ONLINE LESSON:
"Tips For A Studiojob" .
These tips are resulting from my own experiences and from discussions
with Russ Miller and Thomas Lang. This lesson is an excerpt from my
Drummethod Volume 2:
DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 2
is finished and
For more infos please click HERE
Vinnie Colaiuta has
informed me that he will
take control of his domain (vinniecolaiuta.com). His new site should be
live in a few weeks.
New year - new
transcription: Dave Weckel´s drumpart on Mike Stern´s Upside Downside
Also worth a click: TABLE OF
of my DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 2 that will be available in a few days.
Today I´m starting my
FREE ONLINE LESSONS FOR DRUMS, as I want to make
my knowledge available for everyone.
deals with my "x step method", that I introduced in my
New transcription! 12
tasteful bars of swing soloing
by the great Dave Weckl.
Enjoy a new
Slink from the
legendary "Vinnie Colaiuta"- CD.
As I promised you can
download now demoscores and mp3s from my
CLICK HERE . The book will be available soon- arround end of
autumn. More infos will follow.
When I had finished a
transcription I played it on the drumset - that´s
the best way to find bugs
in the scores. During working out the transcriptions on the drumset I
had a lot of useful ideas
how to solve the technical problems in it. The rudiments of this ideas
you can find in "TIPS".
If you want more detailed informations, tips and tricks about real
modern drummig, then my
suggestion is to buy my book "TERRA DRUMMICA- THE DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 2"
that will be available on
my website www.terradrummica.de soon. "TERRA DRUMMICA- THE DRUMMETHOD
VOLUME 2" and "THE
TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK" are connected very close, because I´ve worked on
them parallel. The work of transcribing is very inspiring and every
transcription gave me many, many new
ideas. I collected them, worked them out, tested them with students,
improved when necessary
and what came out is a school that introduces you seriously into the
STATE OF ART of modern
drumming from fusion over latin to jazz,
introducing you into the
fascinating world of ghostnotes,
quintuplets, accent-shifting, polyrhythmic playing and thinking, odded
measures and how to get
real command of your drumset. After working through "TERRA DRUMMICA-
THE DRUMMETHOD VOLUME 2"
you won´t have any problems to play all the transcriptions here.
I will post some scores
and mp3s from this book on my site soon, so
PS: The TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK
is available soon !
9.4. Rhythm `04
Drumseminar in Marktoberdorf! Marktoberdorf,usually a small, unknown
town in south-
germany meanwhile has reached such a high musiccultural level that many
metropols won´t ever meet. The International Drumseminar Rhythm `04
offers once again a staffage of firstclass musicians
: Hakim Ludin, Steve Smith, Jeff Hamiliton, Johnny Rabb, Ed Thigpen,
Armando Peraza, Russ Miller, Thomas Lang, Juan Carlos Melian and as
special guest Karuna Murthy. Check for this!
NEWS CONCERNING TERRA
DRUMMICA-THE TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK! Pete Erskine
gave me his friendly permission for using his
drumpart on "Pools" in
my book. Another real nice guy! Now everything depends more or less
on Vinnie´s permission....The recording labels don´t answer my
requests, so maybe I have to give up the dream of offering all
transcribed pieces to you on a CD (only the impressive Dave Dicenso-
Solo is for shure). Sad to face this and not understandable, because
it would be a good advertise for those albums too.... If you have any
idea or suggestion, please mail me!!
NEWS CONCERNING TERRA
Good news: Dave Dicenso
gave me his
"YES".Nice guy! So prepare to
meet 115 hardcore-bars of finest drumming with no prisoners taken!
To that I added a lot of tips and explanations. Prepare to be stomped!
The other transcriptions
are finished too - I´m only waiting for the
okays from the artists and the recordingsocieties.
NEWS CONCERNING TERRA
Wow! I´m a Dave Dicenso
The reason is a link on
Steve Holme`s houseofdrumming site
to a great drumsolo by Dave Dicenso. I was so amazed that I´ve
whole solo and added it to my TERRADRUMMICA-TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK.
Let´s face it: nothing for the first drumming lesson, but ideas for the
To give you a pretaste
I ´ve put page 1 (of 10 sites) of my transcription and a mp3-file of
part on this site. Have fun!!
My TERRADRUMMICA-TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK should by finished by the end of
It will not only contain lots of first quality transcriptions of some
of the worlds
best drummers, but also helpful concepts how to solve
you`ll be confronted with. So stay tuned!!!
PS: On Dave´s site you
can find some more fine drumsolos.......
NEWS CONCERNING: TERRA
These great DRUMMERS will
COLAIUTA on: Alan Holdsworth"Secrets", Frank Zappa "Joe´s Garage" and
"Shut Up And Play Your Guitar","GRP Super Live In Concert",
Gino Vanelli "Nightwalker", some more MP3s from Steve Holmes "houseof
OMAR HAKIM on: Weather
Report "Procession", Omar Hakim "Rhythm Deep",
Victor Bailey "Bottoms Up"
CHAD WACKERMAN on: Frank
Zappa "Them Or Us" and "Does Humor Belong Into
CHASEY SCHEUERELL on:
Jean Luc Ponty "Live At Montreux"
PETE ERSKINE on: Don
The bugs in "MIDIFILES" and in "HEAR ME PLAY" are repared. Have fun.
Thoughts about Glenn Gould.
At the moment only in german language.
The world has waited for it: my personal collection of MIDI-Files.
Look at Midi-Files
TERRADRUMMICA-THE TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK gets more and more concrete. I will
Vinnie Colaiuta (as you might have guessed), but also Chad Wackerman,
Omar Hakim and Casey Scheuerell (what he plays on Jean-Luc Ponties´
Montreux" is an absolut highlight in drumming). Damn, and there is
Haake who explored new dimensions with MESSUGAH and Franz Di Cioccio
and Tony Williams
and....ok, looks like there will be TRANSCRIPTIONBOOK VOLUME 1 for
News from the secret transcription
the interest and encouragement to my Transcription-Book! I´m working
real hard on it.
An interesting Vinnie Colaiuta-interview to be found at "links".
again impressive Vinniestuff (see: "Drums:Transcriptions")
Due to the impressive resonance to my transcriptions, I´m working hard
on a TERRA DRUMMICA
book full of transcriptions of the best drummers drumming at their
best. I don´t know how
long it will take to finish it. I guess some months. Meanwhile have fun
with the transcriptions on this
site. Stay tuned!
some interesting bars of Omar Hakim (see "Drums:Transcriptions")
a new Vinnie transcription (see "Drums:Transcriptions").
under "other compositions" you can find now a piece avec beaucoup de
In the drumsection you can find two new drumsolos of mine as mp3s.
The piano- and the musictheory/essays-section are opened now. At the
moment only in German.
Sorry. Translation will follow soon.
I`ve increased my webspace so that you can get MP3s too. Have fun!
Some real hard stuff I´ve transcribed from Vinnie Colaiuta......with
click here: Five Storks
How to work out a tricky groove of Dave Weckl...
Harte Nüsse knacken 1Harte Nüsse knacken 2
Read what Vinnie Colaiuta plays on Gino Vanellis` "Nightwalker"-Album.
Stay With Me 1Stay With Me 2