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Linear Concepts & Flamercises

Sonny Emory  /  UPDATED May 31, 2023

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Sonny Emory gained fame for his legendary drumming with the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire – and has performed with a virtual ‘who’s who’ in pop and jazz music including Stanley Clarke, Bette Midler, Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, the B-52’s, Paula Abdul, and Jennifer Lopez.

He visited the Drumeo studio for a special lesson on “Linear Concepts & Flamercises” that will help drummers of all skill levels. Enjoy!

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P.S. Drumeo would also like to thank Sean Browne and Ken Infanti from Yamaha Drums Canada. They put us in contact with Sonny and none of this would’ve been possible without their support. When deciding on a new kit, please consider Yamaha:

Jared Falk is a lifelong drummer, drum teacher, and the co-founder of Drumeo. For over 18 years, Jared has been a leader in the online music education industry, publishing his first online video lessons in 2003 and founding Musora in 2005.

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