Tony Royster Jr - Creative Concepts (FULL DRUM LESSON)

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In this lesson, we had the pleasure of having Tony Royster Jr. out to film a lesson on Creative Concepts. Just deciding on a topic was very hard as there was so many awesome things that Tony can show us. So we decided to choose a few and call the lesson Creative Concepts.

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00:00:13 ­ Solo
00:02:44 ­ A little about Tony

Creative Concepts

00:05:52 ­ Building Independence
00:13:02 ­ Developing Hand To Foot Independence
00:17:10 ­ Creative concepts within grooves
00:24:35 ­ Creative concepts within fills
00:28:21 ­ Creative concepts within the meter
00:33:27 ­ What helped you become more creative?
00:35:04 ­ How does the TD30 affect your creativity?
00:36:15 ­ Solo

Q & A

00:40:09 ­ Could you explain your foot technique?
00:43:07 ­ What hand to foot combinations do you use?
00:45:22 ­ What is the key to developing a good sound in groove?
00:48:39 ­ How did you develop your dynamics?
00:50:52 ­ When playing with major acts, how much do you improvise versus sticking to the script?
00:52:18 ­ Whats your favorite style of music to play?
00:54:00 ­ Any last tips on becoming more creative?


00:55:57 ­ Gear talk
00:58:07 ­ Last words
00:59:28 ­ Solo