Matt Halpern quote on Mind Over Meter

My good friend and Uber drummer Matt Halpern – from the band Periphery has sent me a great quote for my book:

“James Hester has such a deep understanding of groove, meter, and writing. His concepts are easy to understand and his ideas are laid out in a way that makes it fun to apply and practice. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced, or in between, “Mind Over Meter” can really help you grasp the foundation of beats and how they can be used multiple ways!”

Here’s a couple videos of me and Matt (I was, admittedly a few sheet to the wind here) backstage at Sonisphere last year having a bit of a knock.

Video 1

Video 2

Check out Periphery’s new album, Periphery II – Stunning! It was produced and played on by ex-BIMM student Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood.