Breakbeat Bible: Preview Lesson

The Breakbeat Bible: A definitive guide to breakbeat drumming.

The Breakbeat Bible provides the most in-depth study of breakbeat drumming in print. The style is divided into thirteen essential elements, with each element discussed in its own chapter. Hundreds of exercises and beats give the reader ample opportunity to practice the elements, which, when assembled, will give the drummer the ability to integrate a complete language of incredibly funky concepts into his or her playing.

Jojo Mayer & Nerve release new EP

Jojo Mayer and Nerve release new 3 song ep, which according to the band is “the first of many mini-EP’s the band will be releasing in 2010”.

Check out some in-studio footage here!

Hudson Family Portrait - Namm 2010

NAMM 2010: Photo Gallery

It was great to catch up with old friends at NAMM last week. Check out a photo gallery of Hudson artists and friends at NAMM 2010, including Derek Roddy, Stanton Moore, Thomas Lang, Pete Lockett, Chad Smith, Jason Bittner, Jojo Mayer, Steve Smith, John Blackwell, Rob Wallis, Paul Siegel, Ian Croft, Mike Portnoy, Carmine Appice, Joe Bergamini and Jason Gianni.

Let’s Get Technical!

Smokin’ Chops. Many of us want them but few are fortunate enough to have them. On the other hand, there are those who think you don’t need much technique to play the drumset or that it just gets in the way. For this session of Drum Masters we asked some of today’s most respected drummers why they think working on hand and foot technique is important. According to them, it’s essential to becoming a better player and well worth the effort. Here’s a sampling of what they said.

Aaron Spears review at

Mike Dolbear just posted a nice review of Aaron Spears Beyond the Chops DVD over at his site,

Click here to check out the review of Aaron Spears DVD – or – read it below!

Teacher Guide: Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer

Part of a series of guides designed to help teachers integrate and utilize DVDs and new books with their students, these teacher guides are carefully constructed to give tips on using the source material, as well as supplemental books that will help to make a more complete educational package. Available in printable PDF format.