SKFBlog Audio - Roy Burns Drum Clinic - Circa 1974

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  1. Scott K Fish

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    SKFBlog Audio - Roy Burns Drum Clinic - Circa 1974



    SKF NOTE: In August 2014, a few months after starting my blog, I posted my recollection about a Roy Burns drum clinic I had attended around 1974. I was newly living in Davenport, Iowa the Quad Cities area of Davenport and Betterndorf in Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, with both states on either side of the Mississippi River. Heres the link to my 8/14 post: https://bit.ly/2mg4Cnd

    I believe Roy Burnss clinic took place at a music store in Moline. Perhaps someone will see this and either confirm or correct my memory.

    Until two days ago I didnt remember still having a cassette I taped of the Burns drum clinic. Sometimes its fun to be a musical pack rat.

    The very beginning and ending are missing here. I think I realized at the time, with only one 60-minute tape to use, I wasnt going to be able to record everything. So I skipped Roys intro and started the tape rolling during Roys demonstrating on the drumset. And I just ran out of tape before the clinic ended. Also, there is a four-second delay here between the original Side A ending and Side B starting.

    One more thing. In parts of this tape you may notice remnants of a piano trio in the background. It is the Millard Cowan Trio, a group I played with at the time. Im sure I taped the Burns clinic over a Millard Cowan Trio tape and the new sound didnt quite wipe out the old sound.

    Anyway, theres some good info here. And for listeners who missed it while he was alive, its one more opportunity to hear Roy Burns teaching drums.

    Scott K Fish Blog: Life Beyond the Cymbals - https://scottkfish.com/2018/07/14/roy-burns-drum-clinic-circa-1974/
     
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    That's great. Roy was a master.
     
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    I can't wait to listen - Roy was my first clinic, and he was amazing! Thanks for posting, Scott!
     

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