JOHN MACALUSO Talks About His Background, Drum Techniques; Video Available

Video footage of Vic Firth endorser John Macaluso (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TNT, ARK) talking about his background, drum techniques, and upcoming projects can be viewed below.

"Repercussions", the drum book by John Macaluso, is available on John's web site. According to a press release, "this book is crafted to help drummers develop a sound of their own. The book is very different from others out there because it is not only examples of drum grooves and fills, 'Repercussions' has that and much more, from studio and recording tips on getting a sound and working with the click track, to graphics beautifully drawn to show examples of hand technique, foot technique and more. There are great examples of drum fills, jungle drum and bass rhythms, linear drumming, double bass beats and fills and much more. There are also interesting stories on touring, gigging, recording, real life examples this alone sets this drum book apart from the rest."

The "Repercussions" set comes with a CD enclosed showing all the examples in the book (one hour long).

"Repercussions" has been endorsed by some of the biggest and best drum legends in the music business. Here is a sample of what is said about "Repercussions":

Joe Franco (author of "Double Bass Drumming", GOOD RATS, TWISTED SISTER, MARIAH CAREY, VINNIE MOORE): "Some drummers just have a thing. I've watched John grow as an artist since he was 15 years old. He is truly a drummer's drummer, but what makes him stand out from the pack is creativity. He is constantly driven and responds to any challenge. John has a lot to say here. He projects a great personality in his writing, playing and story-telling, making this one of the most enjoyable texts I've ever seen."

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN): "Johnny Mac is one mighty fine player. You can't go wrong learning the tricks if his trade. This book reflects Johnny's way of explaining the finer points of our trade. It has his sense of humor and makes it fun to learn. After all, that's what it's all about. Have fun!!!"

Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, SABASTIAN BACH, SPASTIC INK): "I love John's playing. He's got that 'old-school power thing', the finesse of an orchestral percussionist, and the imagination to put it all together to create some of the most KILLER drumming you'll ever hear."


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