Hudson Digital: Big Annoucement Number 1

Since the first day we launched our Hudson Digital On Demand player, the most-asked question has been “can I watch videos I buy on my iPad/iPhone”…hands down…period. And our answer has always been, unfortunately, “no, not at this time”. Until now. We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that you can now transfer video […]

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In Memoriam: Freddie Gruber

(May 27, 1927 – October 11, 2011) An obituary for Freddie Gruber, written by Neil Peart Legendary Teacher of Legendary Drummers Born in the Bronx over 84 years ago, Freddie Gruber grew up in the gritty exuberance of New York City in the 1930s and ’40s. As a young man, he was inspired by the […]

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Live Webcast This Sunday October 2, Featuring Dom Famularo and Mike Sorrentino

On Sunday, October 2nd, at 2:00pm (New York time) Hudson Music invites you to be a part of our first ever TIP webcast featuring Dom Famularo and TIP Director Mike Sorrentino.

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Kickport Promotion Exclusively for TIP members

Kickport and Hudson will be running a few promotions in the upcoming weeks, and the first one is being offered exclusively to TIP members and their students. For a limited time, all TIP members and their students will receive a free D-Pad impact pad with the purchase of a Kickport Bass Drum Sound Enhancer.

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Live Webcast October 2 featuring Dom Famularo and Mike Sorrentino

On Sunday, October 2nd, at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time, Hudson Music invites you to be a part of our first ever TIP webcast featuring Dom Famularo and TIP Director Mike Sorrentino.

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New Teacher Integration Program Facebook Page

Hudson Music’s Teacher Integration Program now has its own Facebook page. Go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hudson-Music-TIP and “like” us.

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Drummers Collective New York Unveils New Facility

After 26 years of residency at 541 Avenue of the Americas, The Collective School of Music, originally known as Drummers Collective, has made the biggest change in 34 years by relocating to a new, modern facility

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An Interview With Danny Gottlieb about “The Evolution of Jazz Drumming”

Hudson Music’s own Rob Wallis posed a few questions to Danny Gottlieb, author of The Evolution of Jazz Drumming. The idea for this book was to take a compilation of Hudson’s previously released videos, and package them in study form.

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Yellow Matter Custard returns February 27th!

After having such a fun experience the first time around in 2003, Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert, and Neal Morse are reuniting once again to pay tribute to their greatest influence of all: The Beatles! Due to a scheduling conflict (and further fueling the “Paul is dead” rumors), original YMC bassist Matt Bissonette is unable to […]

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Counting Out Loud by Fran Merante

Our single most important role as drummers is to keep great time. Therefore, it is imperative that what we play as a groove or fill falls correctly against the time being stated. Counting out loud when we practice is one of the greatest tools we have to develop our abilities in this area.

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Steve Smith & Raga Bop Trio

Raga Bop Trio is an exciting new project featuring Steve, guitarist Prasanna, and saxophonist George Brooks. The band is grounded in jazz, with its focus on groove, atmosphere, and harmonic adventure. It is also deeply rooted in the rhythmic and melodic traditions of Indian classical music.

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Mike Sorrentino/John Favicchia Clinic Tour recap

I just recently completed a short clinic tour in Europe with my friend John Favicchia. I’ve decided to include a few highlights here, with some insights into how you might be able to put together your own tour.

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