Colin Stranahan

Colin Stranahan

Drum

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Meet Your Mentor

Colin Stranahan is among the most sought-after drummers in the world working with such artists​ as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, Fred Hersch, Terence Blanchard, Dave Kikoski, Kevin Hays, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and many others. Colin was a winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Drum Competition. Colin currently leads a trio with his lifelong musical companions Rick Rosato and Glenn Zaleski. They perform extensively on the NYC live scene. He is a member of Real Feels with Gilad Hekselman and John Raymond. Colin is a member of Jonathan Kreisberg’s Quartet and they tour extensively all over the world.

Groove and Identity
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Groove and Identity
In this episode Colin discusses how to incorporate certain elements into your groove so that it becomes part of your voice as a drummer.
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The Art Of Playing in Odd Meters
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The Art Of Playing in Odd Meters
Colin will illustrate several ways to approach playing in Odd meters in a way that feels as natural as when you do in 4/4.
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The Mastery of Drumming Technique
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The Mastery of Drumming Technique
An in depth explanation of how to address technical exercises so that they eventually become a part of your playing.
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The Difference Between a Good Drummer and a Great Drummer
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The Difference Between a Good Drummer and a Great Drummer
In this episode Colin elaborates on the distinctive elements needed that will take your playing to the path of greatness.
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The Art of Practice
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The Art of Practice
Colin breaks down the elements required for an efficient and thorough practice and what are the most important aspects to emphasize so that you avoid plateaus in your development.
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The Secrets of Legendary Jazz Drummers
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The Secrets of Legendary Jazz Drummers
Colin demonstrates how to mimic and incorporate the idiosyncrasies of some of the most influential jazz drummers into your own playing so that you may develop your own style with the help of the masters.
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