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Here is a selection of videos featuring Steve and his various projects. You can expand videos to full-screen.
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Steve Smith: From The Practice Room

Steve has been distancing at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. But during this time, he has been creative and productive.

Steve has been posting videos as part of a series called "From The Practice Room." The series includes videos about brush playing, Indian konnakol, and much more. We will be updating this page with more and more videos from Steve's practice room. Make sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for the latest!

You can see the entire "From The Practice Room" playlist on Steve's YouTube page.

From The Practice Room:
A Drumset Application of Konnakol and South Indian Rhythms Pt. 1

Steve Smith teaches about South Indian rhythms and applies them to the drumset. Download two helpful PDFs, below, for a transcription of what Steve played in this video - and to learn about konnakol syllables, suggested stickings, and the form of the Korvai (rhythmic composition).

The Paul DeLong transcription PDF features the konnakol and drumset transcriptions used in the video, below. The Ram Swaminathan transcription PDF features more traditional spelling of the konnakol syllables, suggested stickings and the form of the korvai (rhythmic composition) is notated. This PDF is also based on Steve's video, below.


Paul DeLong Ram Swaminathan


From The Practice Room
Steve Smith and Tony Monaco: "Oleo"


Drummer Steve Smith and Hammond B3 master Tony Monaco are swinging hard on Sonny Rollins' "Oleo." This tune was recorded in each musician's home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From The Practice Room:
Brushes Lesson

Here's a quick lesson in brush playing! Make sure to check out the amazing Hudson Music DVD "The Art of Playing with Brushes," which features Steve, Billy Hart, Eddie Locke, Joe Morello, Charli Persip, Ben Riley, and Adam Nussbaum - plus bonus footage with Ed Thigpen and Louis Bellson!

From The Practice Room
A Conversation with Hudson Music featuring Steve Smith, Jeff Hamilton, and Adman Nussbaum


An insightful conversation and demonstrations of the art of brush playing! Hosted by Rob Wallis of Hudson Music.

Go here to see the entire series on Steve's YouTube channel!
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
2017 Ralph Engelillo International Drum Fest
"The Brush Off"
2017 Ralph Engelillo International Drum Fest
"Rhythm-A-Ning"
2018 Catalina Jazz Club
"A Night in Tunisia"
2014 The Iridium Jazz Club
"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
with Airmen of Note at PASIC 2017
"La Do Da - Drum Solo"
2018 Sprint Center Kansas City
"Kit Walkthrough"
Sonor SQ2 Journey Setup for the 2016/2017/2018 Tour
Click here to see all of the videos on Steve's YouTube channel!

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