Three new drum books from Roy Burns!

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Kendor Music Announces Collaboration With Roy Burns

Delevan, Y – Kendor Music, Inc. proudly announces an exciting collaboration with Roy Burns to publish three new books by the iconic drummer: Solo Secrets; Relaxed Hand Technique; and The Creative Drumset Workbook. Slated for release in February 2012, Solo Secrets (Of The Left Hand And Bass Drum) is based on the drum set artistry of Roy Burns. This book will improve the drummer’s left hand technique, bass drum control, hand-to-hand coordination, overall speed, and rhythmic creativity in any playing style or idiom. Solo and fill-in playing skills are enhanced through use of the entire drum set. Edited by percussionist and well-known educational composer Murray Houllif, the book includes a DVD featuring Roy Burns’ amazing final clinic in 1989. Roy’s clinics were a balanced mixture of good natured humor, education, demonstrations, information, questions and answers, and finished off with a powerful exciting drum solo featuring Roy’s phenomenal techniques. At the beginning of the clinic, Roy’s opening single stroke roll on a snare drum got the message across that this was going to be a meaningful and business like educational experience for all ages. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE you can see a vintage Roy Burns clinic on the DVD with Roy’s first new book in years (The only Roy Burns clinic on film). Available from music retailers or (item #21194, $17.95).
Roy Burns became famous as a big band drummer in his early twenties performing with legendaries Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, … » Continue Reading


February 21, 2012 at 9:28 am / Posted in: Artist News

Shay Godwin on new Zappa Tribute CD track.



Aquarian artist Shay Godwin is on a recent Frank Zappa family-sanctioned tribute album, appearing with his band The Dirty Diamond.  Shay’s drum tracks were recorded at Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, the private Zappa recording studio where many classic Zappa tracks were recorded.  The album includes members of Zappa Plays Zappa, as well as mixes of unreleased tracks from the Zappa archives.  Currently Shay continues his role as a session drummer at, an online recording studio.  … » Continue Reading


February 24, 2012 at 9:56 am / Posted in: Artist News

Tuning Master Class with Nick Mason.

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February 22, 2012 at 9:05 am / Posted in: Uncategorized