The 5 Worst Posts of 2015


Every year, we are inundated with posts about the top “things” that happened in the past year. So I decided to post my 5 worst posts of the year in hopes you take some time to check these out. How did I decide what the worst posts were? Actually, I don’t think these are bad posts, but according to my site’s analytics, they were the worst performing posts. In the 1990s, NBC used to say “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.” So, I invite you to check them out and let me know what you think. Happy New Year and I look forward to a great 2016!

Episode 015: Double Stroke Rolls

Dr. Seuss Quote

Episode 013: The Ruff & Bounced Strokes

Episode 007: Paradiddle Pyramid

Jojo Mayer – The Distance Between 0 and 1

Percussion Education Weekly Reads 12/27/15


I hope everyone had a Happy Holidays. It was a crazy week in our house. My whole family caught a stomach virus and we were knocked out for 5 days prior to Christmas. (Reminder: Wash your hands a lot to avoid spreading germs). The worst is hopefully over and we can get back to celebrating and being with friends and family. Here are some reading materials for the end of the year.

Check out the podcast by Casey Cangelosi, Megan Arns, Laurel Black and Benjamin Charles. They do a weekly video interview with one special guest. It is definitely something to check out and binge watch.

Is your company the jerk at the party? by Zach Thomas

Here’s an Easy Way to Help Your Brain Learn Faster by Noa Kageyama, Ph. D.

I’m Marc Maron, and This Is How I Work by Andy Orin

Axel F on Boomwakers

I know, Star Wars is the talk of the web this week (and for that matter, the past 3 months). So, hopefully, this will be a welcome break from the Star Wars hype. Axel F, performed by Harold Faltermeyer, was the theme for the 1984 movie Beverly Hill Cops starring Eddie Murphy. (more…)

Jeff Porcaro plays Rosanna

Jeff Porcaro was arguably one of the top professional drummers of the 80s and 90s and best known for his drumming with the band Toto. His iconic shuffle on Rosanna is one of his signature grooves. Here’s the audio of the drum track. I have also included a recording of the original tune. Classic! If you are interested in learning the groove, check out the numerous videos on YouTube.

Rosanna – Drums Only

Original Recording

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