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Film Review

Sean Rickman: Compositional Drumming

Read "Sean Rickman: Compositional Drumming" reviewed by John Kelman


Drummer Sean “The Rick" Rickman, currently on tour with the M-Base-meets-hip hop fusion of Dapp Theory, delivers Compositional Drumming , a DVD that, while mainly an instructional DVD for drummers, is a fascinating look at how drums can (and should) be an equal part of the compositional process. While the role of a drummer may be to establish rhythm and groove, he/she should be equally capable of defining melody and thematic constructs, something that Rickman demonstrates throughout this fifty-minute, eight-song ...


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