Simon Phillips gave a regular clinic at Drumland Drum Store in The Netherlands on the first of May, 2014. However, 'Insane' would probably be the...
Simon Phillips gave a regular clinic at Drumland Drum Store in The Netherlands on the first of May, 2014. However, 'Insane' would probably be the right word to use for this evening. Insane in the way that his playing is his own, his sound is what he is, his drums being just the perfect tools for the music he makes, and his overwhelming personality makes him one of the best out there.
This album features several videos of Simon playing during the clinic. Including 'Moments of Fortune' from his album Protocol II and 'Village' from Steve Weingart's album Dialogue from 2011.
This is part 1 of Simon Phillips' warm-up exercises, as part of three. The music and drum virtuosity of Simon Phillips inspired many drummers to go down new drum roads, to learn from one of the most celebrated drummers of our time. In the video with this article Simon shows you how to make the best of the first five basic rudiments and how to turn them into an advantage in your playing. If you nail only 10% of his level, you will do more than fine as a drummer on rudiments and fills. We already published this video in 2014, but sometimes the Drummerszone Vault needs another push for all to learn.