In this rock drumming masterclass, Alice Cooper's drummer Glen Sobel takes you through a wide variety of drum concepts and techniques. Glen also provides insight into the business side of drumming, marketing, self-promotion and getting gigs. If you want to play rock drums professionally, this video is for you!
Topics Covered: Drum sound, playing rimshots, rudiments, moving patterns around the kit, foot technique, double bass, using “heel-toe” on the kick drum and hi-hat, linear drumming, solo concepts, developing an online presence, auditioning and rehearsing, getting gigs, networking, etc.
Currently on tour with rock legend Alice Cooper, Glen Sobel has played in a variety of genres including rock, hip hop, pop, metal, punk, and fusion. Recently he has played, toured, and/or recorded with gigs ranging from hard rock (SIXX A.M.- featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue), pop/r&b (tour with ELLIOTT YAMIN- American Idol finalist who topped the Billboard Hot 100), instrumental fusion (Glen played on guitar great PAUL GILBERT’s new DVD), stadium/arena rock (Glen toured in 2010 with VASCO ROSSI- Italy’s biggest rock super-star, playing to crowds in excess of 40,000), to studio TV work (Glen plays drums on the new version of the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL theme on ESPN).
Recent live events have found Glen playing behind such heavyweights as Steven Tyler, Rob Halford, Weird Al, Pat Simmons & Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers, Robie Krieger of The Doors, Ke$ha, Orianthi, Johnny Depp, Mike Meyers and many more.
Other touring/recording credits for Glen include Chris Impellitteri, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson’s guitarist), Tony Macalpine , Gary Hoey, Warner Bros recording act Beautiful Creatures(Ozzfest tour), Cypress Hill, and many others.
Glen has also conducted and appeared at CLINICS AND DRUM FESTIVALS internationally for Mapex drums, Regal Tip Sticks and Sabian Cymbals. In addition he has established establish himself as a respected player and teacher in LA being hired on as instructor at MUSICIANS INSTITUTE (Percussion Institute of Technology or PIT).
A seasoned pro with world tour experience, Glen has developed a reputation for being a quick study, known to learn an entire set of material in a day or record a CDs worth of songs on short notice. He spends much of his time in Los Angeles doing sessions for some of the music industrys top producers. His performances are dynamic and visual and his track record as a session player is impressive.
GLEN PROUDLY ENDORSES:
Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Sticks, DW Peadals, Rhythm Tech Percussion, Remo drumheads, Gibralter Hardware, Groove Juice Stick Grip and Humes and Berg cases.