Daniel Sadownick (Percussion Secrets)
Percussion, Grooves, Clave, Independence, Technique
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Artist: Daniel Sadownick
Description: In this percussion masterclass, percussionist Daniel Sadownick shows you why he’s so in demand in a variety of high profile musical settings. Daniel demonstrates how to spice up folkloric rhythms, use independence to sound like an entire percussion section, employ interesting hand and foot techniques and more.
Topics Covered: Setting up the drums ergonomically, playing ambidextrously, using different rhythms, combining the elements of folkloric drum rhythms, creating the sound of a full percussion section, placement of hands and sticks on the drums, hand technique, creating a groove, stylistic diversity, learning song forms, avoiding overplaying, traditional drumming techniques, professionalism advice, being prepared for gigs, conga drum rudiments, groove, feel, inflection, warming-up for a performance, using the cowbell foot pedal, cascara rhythm and clave rhythm, getting comfortable with odd meters, applying musical ideas from other styles of music, independence, etc.
Daniel Sadownick has performed and/or recorded with:
Steely Dan, Billy Idol, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Brecker, Dennis Chambers, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Nat Adderley, George Coleman, Dianne Reeves, Maya Azucena, Maxwell, Taylor Swift, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Coheed and Cambria, Okou, Al Jarreau, Fito & Fitipaldis, Willy Catt, James Silberstein, David Fiuczynski, Al Green, Tim Warfield, Alex Siplagin, Earth Jazz Agents, Morley, ism, Kyra Gaunt, Morris Robinson, The Baby Loves Jazz Band, Marlene Rice, Gordon Chambers, Monday Michiru, Kendra Ross, Eric Person, Elsa Davis, Eran James, David Hazeltine, Nestor Torres, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Screaming Headless Torsos, Ayo, Juliette Greco, Mark Elf, Jazzhole, Pat Martino, Janice Friedman, Pamela Luss, Marlos Saunders, Angie Stone, Janita, Hollins Steele, Raul Midon, Sherri Roberts, Sonic Trance, Jon Cleary, Phillippe Salsse Acoustique Trio, Martha Redbone, Spyro Gyra, Leni Stern, Jonathan Townes, Donald Brown, Frank London, Ned Otter, LiveArt, Toshi Reagon, Abenaa, Mark Soskin, Syleena Johnson, Dean Brown, Incognito, Love Seed Mama Jump, Mathilde Santing, Marty Thomas, Melvin Rhyne, Khaled, Nelson Rangell, LaMont Johnson, Joe Magnarelli, David Binney, From Good Homes, Yazbek, Vincent Herring, David Schumacher, Betty, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Robert Miller, The Rake’s Progress, Charles & Eddie, Kevin Hays, Dave Stryker, Denise Jannah, David Binney, Steve Wilson, Carl Allen, Laverne Butler, Lost Tribe, Jerry Weldon, Dewey Redman, Marla Mase, Christine Vaindirlis, Rene Lopez, Tomas Doncker, Alan Grubner’s Firelight Ensemble, Gordon Chambers, Ramon Taranco.
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