Mike Johnston is the reason why Risen Drums filmed a bunch of video lessons with me a couple years ago – his video lessons were the inspiration.  Now, most of his lessons are very advanced and therefore not widely applicable, so the vision for the Risen lessons was to be more relevant for average drummers across a wide spectrum of styles.  But the idea still came from Johnston, who at this point is the reigning king of video drum lessons.

PS… like I said, his lessons are mostly super-gospel-chops-craziness, but everybody will benefit from the exercise at 2:45…

HT: Travis Faust