Experimentation II

Second experimental jam, this time consisting in bass/synth/drums, shorten in this video with a few fragments of the session:


Candiria drum cover

New video playing along “Constant Velocity is as Natural as Being at Rest” by Candiria, a NY fusion ground-breaking band which blends hip-hop, metal, jazz and ambient in a unique way:

More videos at Chus Maestro’s youtube channel

New design section

A new design section is now featured on the website with a small gallery of photos, gigs posters and designs made during the last years.

Python regius (Montecalderón, Guadalajara, 2014)

Check out Flickr for more works.

Mamá Ladilla audition

New video of the audition with the spanish cult band Mamá Ladilla:

More videos at Chus Maestro’s youtube channel

Bloodhunter mini-tour

New dates of the upcoming Bloodhunter mini-tour around Spain supporting Nightrage and Methedras:

  • December 17th @ We Rock (Madrid)
  • December 18th @ Master (Vigo)
  • December 19th @ Stage Live (Bilbao)
  • December 20th @ Utopía (Zaragoza)

New shows with Bloodhunter

First shows along death metal band Bloodhunter in their “Bloody Tour 2015” as a fill-in for the drummer Iván Guillén:

  • 25 de julio en Viseu Rock Fest (Portugal)
  • 1 de agosto en Ruedas de Metal Fest (Barcelona)
  • Their debut album “Bring Me Horror” was featured in several best-of 2014 lists standing out thanks to a powerful female voice:

    New dates will be announced soon.

    New pics

    A few recent pics by Mario Hedroso at the headquarters:

    foto por Mario Hedroso

    foto por Mario Hedroso

    foto por Mario Hedroso


    The challenge: jamming with four musicians out of the comfort zone with a minimal drumkit. The result: one hour of on-the-go experimentation shorten in this video:


    Students II

    I’ve been gathering some student’s videos where they implement many of the techniques learned in our classes at the service of their songs. Checking their progress and musical dedication gives me satisfaction as a teacher

    Álvaro Velasco (Soda Pop)
    Adrián Rodriguez (This Thing Called Life)
    Eva López (Octopus Garden)
    Javier Suárez (The Revenge Of The Hannya)
    Nacho Gómez (Delito Y Medio)
    Beatriz Martín (Melibea)
    Javi Gordillo (Wild)
    David Vaquero (Omission)
    Juan Jaramillo (Wild)
    José Carrasco (Silent Havoc)
    Javier Rodriguez (Kuturlat & Primigenium)
    Iván Vaquero (Mesodesma & Sabbath Rules)


    The benefits of drumming

    A drum kit is made up of a mix of percussion elements and that’s why is one of the preferred instrument of musicians given its attractive range of sounds. The learning process is pretty intuitive and also encourages some abilities really useful in the daily life, both physical (phychomotor, coordination, independence) and mental (memory, agility, reasoning), increasing cognitive and cardiovascular efficiency.

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    Some notable benefits of learning and playing drums:


    - Encourages musical performance as a vehicle for emotional expression, helping the student to develop his own sensibility and artistic voice.

    - Trains the musical ear, which result in an improvement of the attention, concentration and memory abilities.

    - Favors self-esteem and confidence through the quick achievements of the rhythmic learning and its performance

    - Strengthens discipline and responsibility because the study rutines.

    - Motivates social interaction through music bands, promoting at the same time respect, tolerance and commitment towards the other musicians.

    - Develops reasoning and comprehension skills due to the work on sheet music and songs rhythmic analysis

    - Stimulates the production of endorphins which provide wellness, decreasing the stress levels via physical activity (cardiovascular exercise)


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