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4:7 Polyrhythm

Here's a very easy way to play in 7, but throw in an even "crosscurrent" of 4 even beats. The places where the "4" lay into the 7 are the following: The One, Ah of 2, & of 4 and e of 6.

4 against seven
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Review of 22" Sabian Phoenix Ride Cymbalsabian 22 big ugly phoenix ride

There's two things that drummers will constantly be on the hunt for- the perfect snare drum and the perfect cymbal. Ride cymbals definitely included in that collection of "wants".

I've been a Sabian artist now going on a year and am really in love with the sounds they create. When I ordered my set of cymbals last...


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Flying Solo!

So I decided to throw caution to the wind and take the drumkit out to a bar and play along to some tracks of artists who are not known to the general public, but really, really ought to be.

10 25 2014 Parkway Bar


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So...Facebook Helping Itself to Our Bank Accounts Is Now A "Thing"?

Protip: Disassociate your Facebook email address from your Paypal account STAT. Use a different email for your paypal log in and delete the email from PayPal that would be on file with Facebook.

I've always been a fan of Facebook, it's helped me to reach people I'd have otherwise never met. It's revolutionized...


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Some tips for the GC Drum-Off

I have had a long and interesting history with the Guitar Center Drum-Off. In 1989 I had just relocated to the West Coast and somehow I learned that there was a drum solo contest and it was that very day; I called the store and got a slot to play, and tied for first place with another guy. When it was all over, I...


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Older Stuff I've Done

Ike Turner Vignette on Smithsonian's "Sound Revolution"Objects in MotionFinale Ike Turner North Sea Jazz Fest 2002Blitz Bros - Last House On The Block"Automatico" by Playground Slap feat. Mike KeneallyOB Street Fair 2012Skirt Alert- Bass- Drum SoloMike Watson - Soundcheck 2Checkin' in on the mixdown....

RDG Dates

Bill Ray is an American drummer most known for his work with the late Ike Turner on the Grammy Award winning "Risin' With The Blues" and is also featured prominently in the Smithsonian Channel series "Sound Revolution".

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