Product Review in Modern Drummer

Modern Drummer February 2015If you haven’t yet picked up Modern Drummer‘s February issue, get to your local news stand now! “Why?” you ask. Because yours truly has his first-ever published review in the magazine. Originally written as a companion to Dylan‘s cajon review last month, the review focuses on DG DeGregorio‘s educational materials on cajon technique and repertoire as taught by master percussionists Marco Fadda and Paquito Gonzalez.

What did I think? Read the issue to find out!

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Cajon Reviews: Modern Drummer December Issue

This fall, Dylan and I had the pleasure of product-testing four DeGregorio cajons. Dylan wrote a review of them for Modern Drummer, and we made a video demonstrating their sound. I was mentioned in the review and got to contribute my own cajon playing to the music for the video. It is pretty clear that we liked these cajons because by the end of the process each of us had one of our own. I really love my job!

Pick up the December issue of Modern Drummer to read the full review, and watch the video below.

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The Great “Girl on Fire” Snare Drum Giveaway!

After getting over 100,000 views on our video spotlighting the making of Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire,” Dylan Wissing and I decided to celebrate by creating this awesome giveaway through Modern Drummer. You can enter to win the GMS Snare Drum used on “Girl on Fire,” plus over $3000 worth of products from Aquarian, Sabian, Promark, Puresound, Audio School Online, and Drummer’s Resource. This video was SOOO much fun to make. I had my hands in everything from writing and filming to editing, directing, and even playing a little keyboard.

Enter the contest here.

Modern Drummer Video

Dylan and I made this video about recording the drums for “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys. It was released by Modern Drummer and was shared on Facebook by NPR’s Eric Deggans. It has since had 12,000+ views on YouTube! Being only the third video I have ever made (outside of French Class projects), I’d say it was a success.