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A Musical History of Joe Amato (as told to, and documented by Jim Mattila in 1975.)

June 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Joe Amato STUDIED with the following teachers.
Rudy Schultz: snare drummer with John Phillip Sousa’sBand, the American Symphony, and instructor of field music at West Point.
George Hamilton Greene: world famous xylophonist.
Otto Kristufek: Tympanist with the Chicago Civic Opera, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the American Opera Company.
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JOE’S PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Portland Symphony
Percussion Section 1919-1925
Tympanist 1925-1957
Played under the [...]

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How to Sound Like Ringo On Sargent Pepper..Or Not.

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I bucked bales and peeled cascara bark all summer to save enough money to buy my first kit. It was a used red sparkle rather generic imported 3 piece number and Denny Thiel let me have it for $100. The bass drum was about half full of shredded newspaper and sounded great! Denny said “Yeah [...]

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A Few First and Second Hand Tidbits About Joe

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments

As with many things, you’ve got to start somewhere. If you’re building a house you start with a strong, well footed foundation. If your starting a business, you want to do something you like and get a good location. If you want to play the drums, get a good instructor, teacher, mentor so you get [...]

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Why You Should Never Let Another Guy Sit In On Your Gig

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Especially if his name is Gene Krupa

Tough act to follow.

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Roll Call

March 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We’ve moved the Roll Call list of students to a page of its own for continued ease of access. The new page is to be found at http://joeamatodrums.com/roll-call/ The comments here will stay for now. Pierce, please look to edit Roll Call under “Manage”-”Pages”.

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