Blood, shortage as usual

July 9, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

Here we are: as every summer the blood shortage has arrived. Some days ago a friend, doctor, told me about that in Rome there’s a shortage of 0+ blood and now Italian health institute launched an alert and a request to donors. Blood donation is an easy, undangerous, unpain way
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Your favorite drum solo

July 8, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

Modern Drummer launch a challenging question for his readers: what’s the best recorded drum solo? Thinking back over the many amazing drum solos recorded by some of the all-time great drummers makes this a tough question. However, we’d love to know your thoughts on the topic. (Your responses could be
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Friday morn sea practice

June 27, 2008 in Karma for drums, Me playing by Gianluca Sgalambro

If you wake up early enough to skip uman presence, sea is always a good place for a practice in the nature

Salento, three places for a drum circle

June 25, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

June in Salento, south east of italy, can be stunning. Sea is already hot, water with all the colors from blue to green, yellow sand and fresh wind cooling a red hot sun on beaches with few tourist. Every year i try to spend some time here in my homeland.
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Less is better: a double bass drum choice

June 17, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

At last i decided and, after more or less 15 years on honored service, i gave some rest to my old double (assembled) pedal: a ‘don’t-even-remember-model’ Pearl. I’ve bought another pearl, a P 122Tw double bass, that’s a middle level solid, simple but at the same time flexible pedal, that
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Friday’s groove 2

June 13, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

Sunny day with a nice fresh wind. In ’bout 3 hours will be weekend. This friday’s groove has a medium relaxed tempo, and an unisono

Berklee online drums course announced

June 6, 2008 in Karma for drums, News by Gianluca Sgalambro

Good news, for who was looking to enroll for Berklee college of music Drums & Percussion courses but can’t move to Boston. It’s on launch stage the online drums & percussions curriculum. I’ve received a request to fill a survey from Berklee: sounds like they are going to fill the
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Drumming Rituals

May 13, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

We have rituals. We human beings. They keep in touch with ourselves, with our past and with our community. And with our gods, for who belives. As musicians we are full of rituals, for gigs, practice, composing, flying (driving) from one show to another, entering and leaving the hotel room,
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Lunch break practice

April 18, 2008 in Karma for drums by Gianluca Sgalambro

Come molti, non vivo di musica suonata. Nel senso che faccio un altro lavoro che, per fortuna, ha anche a che fare con la musica. Ne consegue che il tempo per studiare è subordinato e va ritagliato in ogni modo possibile, cercando i momenti e (cosa ancora meno facile quando
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Rudiments and swallows

April 10, 2008 in Karma for drums by gianluca

Spring time, may be the best season here in Rome. Yesterday I was practicing on the terrace, late in the afternoon, and the swallows were flying and singing outside the windows, and children were playing in the house screaming and laughing. And everything was almost perfect. I recorded those sounds
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