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9 World Records in Speed Drumming

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The full extended version on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=pAuY1whye4o

Here's the WRAL link of me with Bill Leslie.

http://www.wral.com/entertainment/video/9953064/#/vid9948185

 

 

Eric featured on Bill Leslie's CD, 2019

                     Click below

  https://billleslie.com/

 

 

Eric in the movie documentary about The WFD, Worlds Fastest Drummer organization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjBFNGLluLA

 

 

 

From Mr. Alvin Taylor:

Here are recent photos taken in my recording studio in Palm Springs California. Okay folks, it's official. My drum instructor Eric Okamoto and I were able to spend some quality time together going over some lessons and techniques out of the book he's written called, The Drumset Book featuring quadruples drum and cymbal themes. Thank you Eric for taking the time to fly out to California. As a direct result of your consultation, I can truly say that my drumming techniques have improved. I would highly recommend every drummer that's actively involved in recording sessions where you have to read charts purchase a copy of his book. His book will allow you to become an effective reader and it will improve your drumming techniques tremendously.

Who said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? I get a chance to go back to school. Yes. That's right folks, at the age of 63 years old after playing drums and producing and performing on over 500 records, 76 gold and 42 platinum records, I will be taking lessons from the fastest drummer in the world Eric Okomoto. He is a world class drummer and educator of drums and percussion and has written some of the greatest books regarding the art of drumming. I look forward to completing this awesome project with this amazing teacher and I look forward to spending time with him beginning this week.

From Robert Austin, Michael Jackson's Producer:

My Japanese friend ONE OF JAPAN'S GREATS MUSICIANSHIP PROFESSIONALS EVER TO SET BEHIND A DRUM KIT and new Facebook friend MASTER DRUMMER Eric Okamoto shares the BEAT WITH MY EXPERT ALSO BUSINESS PARTNER AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, VETERAN DRUMMER AND PRODUCER OF MASTER MUSICIAN'S MUSICIANSHIP..A MUSIC MAN EXPERIENCED WITH A BLACK GOLD WEALTH OF APPLIED ONLINE KNOWLEDGE IN RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY OF OVER 500 RECORDINGS, 42 PLATINUM, 72 GOLD RECORDINGS, LINKEDIN AND FACEBOOK FRIENDAlvin Taylor shares LAYING TRAX IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF A MULTI TRILLION DOLLAR ART FORM.

 

 

 

 

Eric On WNCN TV 2015 after NAMM 

 

 

 

Eric On WRAL TV 2015, a rebroadcast of The Tarhel Traveler

I think this is a first

 

 

 

My feature is on page 82, but it also has a popup on top. Oh well

 

 

Inducted in the Nominating Committee for the National Youth Leadership forum on Medicine.

 

 

AT the 2012 Summer NAMM, full coverage of my World Record in a new category!

The full coverage

 

 

 

AT the 2012 Summer NAMM, 

 

Full coverage by LouisvilleDrummer.com

 

The great Louisville.com video promo for the WFD World finals 2012.

 

 

 


 

To view the WRAL documentary from Scott  Mason's "Tarheel Traveler."

 

 


To hear and view the WTVD vid "Drums used for Therapy".

 

 

The interview.

 

 

 

 

The WTVD vid Webpage with Eric

 

 

 

Modern Drummer's Feature of Eric's 2011 International Championship World Records!

The Press Release

 

 


Drummer Cafe's coverage of the WFD World Finals in Nashville,TN 2011!

 
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Press Release 1

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Press Release 2

   For the most complete coverage and #1 Drum Forum on the net.

 

      

The #1 morning show on TV! The Leslie-Carlson Show!

Thanks Mr. Leslie and Ms Carlson!

I had the pleasure of teaching Mr. Leslie's son, Will "The Thrill" Leslie.

 

 

 

 

My Youtube studio video collection

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eric+okamoto&aq=f

 

                    

                3 of my videos are shown at NME.

                 On link, make sure to scroll down to find my videos.

            The New Musical Express web publication from the U.K.

http://www.nme.com/awards/video/search/xtream%20record

      Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 Videos

 

 

Eric's exclusive interview with National Public Radio's #1 Talk show host, Dick Gordon

 

Listen to Eric on NPR's "The Story"

 

 

 

 

 

Read Eric's interview with the Cary News top page!

Read Eric's interview with the Cary News bottom page!

Read about Eric in Wikipedia.

 

 

Eric's exclusive new interview with Chris Cowperthwaite on WNCN-TV!

Also available on Youtube.com under  Eric Okamoto in "Search"

The WNCN-TV "Video"

 

 Eric's new follow up Broadcast on WRAL-TV of his New World Records

Also available on Youtube.com under  Eric Okamoto in "Search"

This is the  WRAL-TV "Web Article"

The Wral video

 

Eric's World Record follow up story in the News and Observer

The web article

 

Eric's on Drummer's Zone News

The web article"

 

Eric's On World News

World News

The web article

 

    Eric's exclusive interview with Scott Mason on WRAL-TV!

On Youtube.com under  Eric Okamoto 

 

The Wral video  

 

 Eric's exclusive  rebroadcast interview with Scott Mason on WRAL-TV!

It was rebroadcast 6 times!

The WRAL-TV "Video"

   

 Eric's 1st World Record at 1500 and 1559 at NAMM 2005!

Also available on Youtube.com under  Eric Okamoto in "Search"

Eric's 2005 World Record [1500 Double Strokes] excerpt coverage at  NAMM.  

 

 

Eric's exclusive interview with Don Ross on WTVD-TV! 

The WTVD-TV "article" ,

The WTVD-TV "Video"

 

 Eric's exclusive interview with Melinda Penkava, on National Public Radio's

 "The State of Things." 

The WUNC -FM  National Public Radio Broadcast  

 

Read Eric's exclusive interview with Ric Swiner on WLFL-TV. Video coming soon! 

The WLFL-TV "article"

 

Eric's exclusive interview with Peggy Lim on The News and Observer!

The News and Observer article

 

Eric's exclusive interview in The Clayton News-Star! 

The Clayton News - Star article

 

Featured with Scott LaBorde from Drumskillz!

Drumskillz Logo

 

The DrumSkillz.com article

 

Modern Drummer's Feature on Eric's 2003 International Championship win!

Modern Drummer article

 

Drum Magazine's Feature article on Eric's 2003 International Championship win!

The Drum Magazine article 

 

Eric featured in Drum Business International!

The Drum Business International article

 

 

Eric featured in NAMM's Playback Magazine!

 

The Playback Magazine, the Official NAMM publication article

 

Eric featured on the Internet!

 

The DrummersZone.com  article

 

Eric featured in the TigerBill website!

The Tigerbill the article

 

Eric Featured in a Raleigh Musician's forum website!

 

The Raleigh Musicians Website article