Video: Larnell Lewis with Snarky Puppy

Yo guys, Yes again, Snarky puppy is releasing some incredible music! This time taking a break from using their usual drummer Sput Searight, Snarky Puppy uses Larnell Lewis, the relative newcomer from Toronto, Ontario. This guy is something else!

Crazy chops and a solid pocket. Here is a new video of Larnell Lewis with Snarky Puppy on the tune “What About me” from their newest CD/DVD release “We Like it Here”.

As usual, these guys are playing some great music, but check out Larnell’s insane solo at 5:12. This dudes got it!

How to Make a Great Drum Cover Video

Drum cover videos have been circulating around YouTube for a while now. If you’ve checked out our Video’s Page, you probably have seen at least one great drum cover videos yourself. The first one I remember watching was Travis Barker playing along to Soulja Boy’s “Crank That“.

Unfortunately, I found that video to be a bit of a joke, and I brushed off the idea of videoing yourself playing drums to other artist’s music. What I should have done was give Travis praise for blazing the way for drummers to show off their skills to such a huge worldwide audience.

Since then, the popularity of the YouTube drum cover video has increased dramatically. Some of them may not be worth watching, while others are just downright cool. So how do you make a great drum cover video in the first place?

How to Survive Going to Music School

I’m not really a big fan of post secondary education in general, but I think there is quite a bit of merit to going to music school. It’s highly specialized, and unless you grew up in a city like New York, it’s a great way to become immersed in music daily.

But, going to music school is tough. Really tough. So, how do you survive, and better yet, how do you excel while attending music school?

How to Make it When Drumming in a New City

So you’ve spent hours in the practice room perfecting your Tony Williams and John Bonham licks, and you just graduated with that brand new music degree. You’re well trained, and now it’s time to get out there and start drumming in a new city.

But with so many options, where do you start, and how do you begin carving out that freelance drumming career?