The Louisiana Drumline Camp is a newly formed group of drum instructors of new orleans founded by Terence Higgins of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The La drumline camp is dedicated to rebuilding and preserving a long standing drumming tradition that exist in our communities, the drum line camp develops leadership and discipline through hands on, fun learning of rudiments, for students age 8-18.
The Camp

Rebuilding New Orleans through drumming,The Louisiana drumline camp develops leadership and discipline through hands on, fun learning of rudiments, basic reading skills, stick control and exercises.The LDC staff will be available to help your students explore the most important aspects of fundamental drumming techniques. This one day drum camp will include, a camp t-shirt, a book of Rudiments, exercises, and instructions for the development of a single drummer or full marching drum line.

Other people and/or organizations involved in this project

Derrick Hilliard (instructor) Shoan Ruffins (instructor) Charles Smith (Instructor) Raymond Ellison (admin) new orleans jazz and heritage foundation (sponser).

Louisiana Drumline Camp

Kids Developing Percussion Skills
To register, contact Raymond Ellison at rock06100@aol.com. Cost is $40, and students will receive breakfast, lunch, the Louisiana Drumline Camp workbook, a camp T-shirt and a new pair of drumsticks. There will also be awards and prizes.
For more information: www.louisianadrumlinecamp.org
Sonoma Wire Works has launched the HigginsPack DrummerPack for DrumCore. Terence Higgins, drummer for The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, brings DrumCore users unique New Orleans marching style drum loops, variations, fills and drumkit sounds with a dash of hip hop, funk, R&B, and soul. Higgins says this DrummerPack is "guaranteed to add a little grease to your tracks."

HigginsPack was recorded by the original Submersible Music team, and was pre-configured by them with metadata for use with the DrumCore search engine, which will help you find content based on feel (straight, shuffle, etc.), time signature, tempo and other criteria. Songwriter-friendly "GrooveSets" group related beats, variations and fills to serve as a construction kit for song creation. All audio is 48kHz/24-bit and created in a pro studio using state-of-the-art digital (ProTools HD3) and analog (Neumann, Neve, etc.) recording equipment. DrumCore works with all the major audio applications and supports dragging audio and MIDI directly to tracks in applications such as ACID® 7, Digital Performer® 6, Live 6 and up, Logic Pro® 8 and up, Pro Tools® 7.4.2 and up, Cubase® 4 and up (32 bit), and Sonar™ 8 (32 bit).

HigginsPack includes 31 GB of content including 7 DrumKits (24 pads each) that match 7 GrooveSets (360 audio loops, 427 audio fills, 97 MIDI loops and 41 MIDI fills).
Sonoma Wire Works Releases HigginsPack
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More info at: Sonoma website
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Terence Higgins on Books
The drummer: 100 years of rhythmic power and invention

In just over 170 pages, Adam Budofsky’s volume provides an excellent overview of drumming in the past century. Packed with excellent live and studio photos and sprinkled with amusing or insightful quips from the masters, the work begins with the “founding fathers” of drumming (Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones). Highlighting the pioneering technical prowess and electrifying showmanship, the evolution then quickly unfolds into the likes of Keith Moon and John Bonham, who added blistering power to the finesse of the early masters.

While there exists some explanation of technique, the book is not designed for the purpose of instruction. Instead, The Drummer gives a beautiful look at the history or the instruments’ great icons in every genre: rock, pop, jazz, R&B, metal, progressive, alternative, and beyond.
Second Line: 100 Years of New Orleans Drumming

This book is essential to any drummer interested in New Orleans drummin': it covers the fundamental second line and fonk styles. SECOND LINE begins with the traditional brass band use of the bass drum and cymbal, where the various snare players play 'on the clave' and other syncopated feels. The book then explains the evolution of two-beats, timerolls and sock cymbals, into the early forms of jazz, as played by the great drummers like Paul Barbarin, Zutty Singleton and Baby Dodds. These cats majorly influenced the shape of rhythm to come.

Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)