Ask A Drummer: Matt Halpern

by Guitar Center on September 10, 2016


Why the drums?

It’s all I know. It’s like a language to me. I’ve been playing drums since I was about five years old, and according to my parents I had a natural inclination for drumming since I was a baby.

Best drum track of all time (in your humble opinion)?

This is a tough question to answer because there are so many amazing recorded performances. That said, I would probably have to choose something by Sting featuring Vinnie Colaiuta like the song “Seven Days” or “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.

What’s your favorite piece of drum gear?

Most definitely my signature Mapex Black Panther Wraith Snare Drum!

What are you working on now?

Currently I’m preparing for some clinics I’ll be hosting throughout the rest of 2016. My focus is on the importance of groove and movement!

What are your words of wisdom for drummers just starting out?

Just get out and play your drums in front of as many people as possible as often as you can! Spending time in the practice room is great, but make sure you get out and perform too!


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