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The Biggest Rock Drumming Myths

Todd Sucherman  /  UPDATED Aug 22, 2022

When Todd Sucherman was in our studio for the making of the Rock Drumming Masterclass, we asked him to come up with three common myths among drummers (which especially apply to rock music). Todd will discuss myths regarding how to strike the drums and cymbals, the makeup of your own drum kit, and what skills you actually need (and which ones you don’t need to obsess over) to proficiently play rock music.

What are some other myths that you want to be dispelled among drummers?

About Todd:
Todd Sucherman is a highly demanded drummer for sessions, clinics, and drum festivals who is most well known for his work with the band Styx. On top of recording several top 50 albums with Styx and playing an average of 100 dates a year, Todd has recorded over 1,000 radio and TV spots and has worked with a wide variety of artists such as Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, Spinal Tap, Michael Bolton, and many more. Todd won the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s poll for #1 Educational DVD and #1 Rock Drummer in 2009, #1 Progressive Rock Drummer in 2015, and #1 Clinician in DRUM! Magazine in both 2009 and 2015.

Todd Sucherman has played thousands of rock shows, entertaining music fans around the world for decades. He’s a decorated clinician, winning multiple awards for his educational DVDs and enjoying a 20+ year tenure with the legendary rock band Styx.

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