Gavin Harrison: Giving credit where credit is due

January 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm (Music) (, , , , , )

In this world full of musicians there is a vast array of people to learn from and to inspire you to get to that next level. I am an aspiring drummer and have never felt likeĀ I’ve made it to a point where I’m happy with my skill. I though that this would be a great opportunity to spread the word about one of my idols, Gavin Harrison. He is most widely known for drumming in the band, Porcupine Tree, although he has been in other bands such as Renaissance, King Crimson, and OSI. People consider him a progressive rock drummer, but he doesn’t like to put a label on it. He says he’s just a drummer. His styles are everything from Jazz to compound meter double bass awesomeness!

Over a course of 10 years he wrote 2 instruction drum books, Rhythmic Illusions and Rhythmic Perspectives and produced his own instructional DVDs entitled, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons. He was also awarded Modern Drummer magazine readers’ poll 3 consecutive times in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

He has appeared at many PASIC drum showcases and each performance is stunning. A lot of his material is actually on YouTube and very accessible. If you are an advanced drummer looking for some interesting new techniques I suggest you check this guy out.

Gavin Harrison at PASIC performing Slippin’ Away


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