Recording drum legend Russ Miller takes us through his studio in 7 videos. These interviews are the context of Drummerszone's Fundamental Drum Tutorials with Russ...
Recording drum legend Russ Miller takes us through his studio in 7 videos. These interviews are the context of Drummerszone's Fundamental Drum Tutorials with Russ Miller.
All videos are recorded at Russ Miller's studio in Los Angeles. We launch 7 interview topics because with Russ, every single bit of interview data is a drum and music lesson on itself.
With that: on Drummerszone.com we feature 'The Russ Miller Fundamental Drum Tutorials' drum lessons. Drum lessons from a true drum master that has recorded solo albums with other legendary drummers the likes of Steve Smith, Zoro, Pete Lockett, JR Robinson, Jeff Hamilton, Kirk Covington, Johnny Rabb, Steve Gadd, Akiro Jimbo, Wolfgan Haffner and many more.
Jump in, and learn and laugh with the stories and lessons of the drummer that you are listening to when binging the next Continuum or Tyrant season.
Unique content from the drummer recording hit songs and movies for Hilary Duff, Tina Turner, Nelly Furtado, Pink, Christina Aguilera and movie composers Jeff and Michael Denna.
All Russ Miller Studio Interviews
With over 200,000 musicians in Los Angeles, you can count the drummers on about two hands that are on speed dial for major studio jobs like movies and TV Series. The right term for this is being a 'first call' musician. The skills and experience it takes to play what is asked for - combined with the stress of the job, is only for a few that can keep it cool.
Watch how Russ Miller explains the workload of playing a movie score and what is asked of the musicians - and not only of the drummer, of course!
Why is it such a heavy job? Well, movies are just not written in 4/4, as Russ jokes.
Even more interesting is how Russ Miller explains how a score can be written, and next: how he gets these recording jobs.