Bruce Becker “Syncopation” Lesson Series 01: Left Hand Separation
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In this new 15 part series, VF Educator BRUCE BECKER demonstrates many of his separation and musical concepts applied to the rhythms in Ted Reed's famous book Â“Progressive Steps to SYNCOPATION for the Modern Drummer.Â”
LESSON ONE deals with the applying the rhythms in the left hand to a jazz ride / feet pattern.
Join us each week as we present a new concept of how to apply this important book to the drum set - from basic to advanced. Whether you're a beginner or advanced player into jazz or rock, these concepts will help you grow as a more musical drummer!
ABOUT BRUCE BECKER:
Drummer, Producer, Recording Artist and Educator Bruce Becker has steadily made his mark in the world of Music. Founding member and Drummer behind the David Becker Tribune, Bruce has recorded and co-produced 10 critically acclaimed recordings. The DBT has performed at clubs and jazz festivals throughout the world for more than 3 decades. In 2015 Â“Message To AttilaÂ” was released on Enja records. Bruce was part of an all star cast to honor the music of Attila Zoller, featuring Ron Carter, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and many others.
From 1992-1997 Bruce made his home in Europe. Splitting his time between Vienna, Austria and Antwerpen, Belgium, Bruce lent his drumming talents to German Hammond Organ sensation Barbara Dennerlein and Belgian Blues legend Luke Walter Jr. As a producer, Bruce has also worked with several Los Angeles based Pop artists, also utilizing his multi - talented Drumming and singing abilities.
Bruce's drumming has been heard on diverse mediums such as, Radio throughout the World, Monday Night Football, Entertainment Tonight, The Weather Channel, 94.7 the Wave, United Airlines, 7-up advertisement, HBOÂ’s "Real Sex" and much more.
Spanning more than 3 decades as an Educator, Bruce has drawn from his more than thirty year association with Drumming "guru" Freddie Gruber carrying on the torch of a unique approach in getting the student to understand the natural principles of the physical bodyÂ’s interaction with the drum set. March 2013 saw the release of BruceÂ’s DVD Â“Concepts and PhilosophiesÂ”. Bruce has been a regular contributor to Drum ChannelÂ’s live streaming and archived lessons since 2013. BruceÂ’s reputation has interested a vast array of drummers to seek his teachings. The list includes drummers such as, David Garibaldi, Mark Schulman, Daniel Glass, Glen Sobel and Clayton Cameron. Bruce has performed Master Classes and Workshops in Music Conservatories and Schools in the USA, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Latvia, Moscow, Argentina, Uruguay and Australia.
Over the years Bruce has had the good fortune to work with an extremely diverse group of people: David Becker Tribune, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Russell Ferrante, Barbara Dennerlein, John Abercrombie, Peter Bernstein, composer Chris Field, the San Francisco Symphony, producer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac), Sunny Ledfurd, Mark Schulman, and Deborah Henson-Conant.
Bruce continues to divide his time between International touring with the DBT, workshops, studio recordings, live dates and private teaching.