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What makes Ringo Starr Ringo? Watch him explain his technique

Anyone who says that Ringo Starr isn’t a very good/inventive drummer should be dismissed immediately. Such a critic obviously doesn’t know anything about playing the drums. Ringo was never a flashy drummer, but his technique, sense of time, and his creativity is insanely good.

In the fall of 2019, I got to spend a little time with Ringo and as a drummer myself, I wanted to know how being a natural left-hander who was forced to play a right-handed kit shaped his style and he kindly gave me a quick tutorial. This video, however, goes deeper into what makes Ringo Ringo.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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