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Dennis Chambers  /  Aug 16, 2017

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It’s been a long time coming! We’ve received hundreds, if not thousands of comments from all of you requesting Dennis Chambers to come onto Drumeo. And it finally happened!

This video is a little different from our traditional lessons. We won’t be talking about any specific grooves, fills, or exercises; but rather essential tips and concepts that will help you better understand this beloved craft. Dennis covers everything he thinks some modern drummers are lacking these days such as playing in the pocket, having good technique, and overall developing a better understanding on how to serve music.

There are only a few drummers who come to mind who could justify this lesson title. Dennis Chambers is one of them.

Lesson index:
0:07 – SONG: “Low Blow”
5:20 – Introduction
9:40 – Tip #1
11:49 – Tip #2
13:25 – Dennis demonstrating pocket
15:57 – Tip #3
25:47 – Tip #4
26:54 – Tip #5
33:40 – What Dennis learned from Buddy Rich
38:05 – Tip #6
43:24 – Tip #7
46:25 – Tip #8
50:04 – Q & A!
1:04:45 – SONG: “Bubbles”

About Dennis:
Dennis Chambers is a legendary, well respected American drummer who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, Parliament/Funkadelic, John Scofield, Carl Filipiak, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, and many others. 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. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing.

Dennis plays:
Pearl Drums
Zildjian Cymbals
Evans Drumheads

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