I recently discovered a great website while looking for drumless backing tracks to practice - MinusDrums.com.
After digging through the impressive collection of drum set play alongs, I was excited to get behind my drum set and make some noise. It's really easy to get caught up in hand technique, speed drills, coordination work, and endless Youtube searching rather than playing music. And, for a lot of musicians, we aren't always in a position to be committed to a band. Drumless tracks are a great way to practice playing music.
And, with over 600 songs on the site, you can practice just about any style of music you want!
After exploring the site, I sent Ken Florentino - who manages MinusDrums.com - a few questions to learn more about him and the company. I quickly realized that Ken is a cool guy, and that he is working hard to expand MinusDrums.com to become an even larger library of drum set play-alongs.
Ken Florentino Interview
Sheldon: When did you start playing drums?