Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen Artist Page For Alex Cohen: NYC/PA Writer, Producer, Drummer, and Artist. Please check out www.Alexcohendrums.com for a full biography and discography.

There's a lot.

There's a lot.

06/05/2021

I can’t play 300 bpm, but when the job calls for it, you’ve got to try...

06/05/2021

Track for Jaymz Wrenuh...

06/03/2021

Something, something, sloppy Paradiddles in the feet at 202 bpm.

Brilliantly stated by @kennygrohowski !
06/02/2021

Brilliantly stated by @kennygrohowski !

Brilliantly stated by @kennygrohowski !

05/30/2021

One of my favorite new phrases. Alternating 3s in the left side at higher speeds.

05/29/2021

‘Parallel Ostinato Playing’. The goal is to switch between a different phrase on each side with no interruption in the improvisation.

05/28/2021

Preview of my curriculum for this summer!

It REALLY sucks when your technology decides to give out on you.  BUT, it also forces you to make changes.
05/28/2021

It REALLY sucks when your technology decides to give out on you. BUT, it also forces you to make changes.

It REALLY sucks when your technology decides to give out on you. BUT, it also forces you to make changes.

05/26/2021

Recording Metal Tracks... #drummer #drummersofinstagram #paistecymbals #paiste #paiste2002 #paistenation #metaldrummer #metaldrumming #metalhead #recordingsession #recordingstudio #recordingdrums #sessiondrummer #freelancedrummer

05/23/2021

Drummers Challenge! I’m celebrating Hudson Music and ‘Gaddiments’. Here’s my interpretation of the ‘Fladiflaflas’ in the feet. Those alternating Flams at the end are BRUTAL. Now I give this to Ramon Montagner to do with one hand!

The photo says it all...  #unique #drums #cajon #deathmetal #soulmusic #popmusic #strange #firsttime #wow
05/22/2021

The photo says it all... #unique #drums #cajon #deathmetal #soulmusic #popmusic #strange #firsttime #wow

The photo says it all... #unique #drums #cajon #deathmetal #soulmusic #popmusic #strange #firsttime #wow

05/21/2021

Announcing my (and the Murderhands) collaboration with Andrew Shoniker and SYNKD!

05/19/2021

Inverted-Paradiddle over 5 pedals with percussive effects on top. Definitely some of the Jazz and Latin influence that I picked up from listening to Kenny Grohowski all those years. #percussionist #percussion #percussivearts #paradiddles #drumming #drummersofinstagram #drumsdrumsdrums #drummingtechniques #paistecymbals #paiste #newideas

05/17/2021

Proud of this one. Based off of a Yoni Madar exercise, with Paradiddles in the feet with Murphy Shirleys in the hands between the notes. Not easy! #rudiments #rudimentaldrumming #coordination #bodymechanics #bodymotions #practicing #practicingdrums #ultimateprogressivedrumming #drumlesson #drumteacher #educator #educatorsofinstagram

I’ve gotten several messages regarding some drummers throwing shade at me.  Here’s what I think:Good.  Glad I’ve made an...
05/16/2021

I’ve gotten several messages regarding some drummers throwing shade at me. Here’s what I think:

Good. Glad I’ve made an impression.

I’ve gotten several messages regarding some drummers throwing shade at me. Here’s what I think:

Good. Glad I’ve made an impression.

05/15/2021

Kenny Grohowski and I had a blast (pun intended) tracking the final songs for the ISA record. This album will be amazing, and we’re so stoked for you guys to hear the final product.

05/10/2021
Wilcoxon in the Feet

If there’s one thing I’d really like to be remembered for, it’s helping to dispel the ‘Dumb Metal Drummer’ stereotype. A teacher at a top conservatory used to have his students play the Wilcoxon Drags solo in the feet at 160 as a ‘serious challenge’. Well, here’s part of it in the feet at that tempo.

05/07/2021

This has been kicking my ass this morning. 9 in the right foot, 5 in the left, and 8 in the hands. That’s a 360 beat cycle!

05/04/2021

My version of the Benny Greb ‘Samba’ ostinato (using doubles in the feet and 4 pedals) mixed with ideas from Ramon Montagner and Marco Minnemann’s books. Fun stuff.

05/04/2021

Super stoked to say that I’m teaching at this camp alongside Juan Carlito Mendoza, Penny Larson, and Sheila Klotz. Please sign up at the email below, and I look forward to seeing you there!

05/02/2021

I’m actually a firm believer that learning a lot of super complex material has helped my time feel immensely. Here’s a track Alexander Almgren and I worked on together, and I’m pleased with the progress of my micro-timing so far. Definitely channeling @drewschultz88 and @dimitrifantini here.

05/01/2021

This honestly is more about getting the motion in the left hand with the freehand 5-stroke. It’s going to be in my second book 🤫

05/01/2021

Thank you Chief Jeef!

04/30/2021

Some tracking from today. Constantly recording material like this is some of the best practice I can ask for...

I’d like to think that I sometimes make good points.
04/29/2021

I’d like to think that I sometimes make good points.

I’d like to think that I sometimes make good points.

04/27/2021
120 Beat Cycle

Murderhands RLRLRRLLRLRR phrase in the feet with a 5 on top. It comes to out to a 120 beat cycle.

04/26/2021

Taking the ‘RLRLRRLLRLRR’ Murderhands sticking and putting it in the feet at 185. This is a really good workout. #doublebass #doublebassdrumming #doublebassdrum #doublebassplayer #doublebasspedal #metaldrummer #metaldrums #metaldrumming #workout #footfetish👣 #footworshipping #feet #barefoot #ultimateprogressivedrumming #murderhandsbootcamp

04/25/2021
New Murderhands Snippet

First sticking from a new Murderhands exercise (RLRLRRLLRLRR then reverse). We’re really stoked on this new material.

04/24/2021

Many thanks to @julia.geaman for convincing me to man up and start posting ideas again. I’ve been pushing myself a lot, and here is a snippet of a TWENTY (yes 20!) beat ostinato (RRRRLLLLRRRLLLRRLL) with some light improv over the top. Far from perfect, but this is next-level for me. #drums #drummersofinstagram #drumming #drumminglife #drumcommunity #drumstagram #rolandvdrums #nycdrummer #ultimateprogressivedrumming #ostinato #drumsolo #improvisation #nycmusicians #nyc #musician

04/22/2021
Trading at 320

Trading 4s between the hands and feet at 320 bpm.

04/21/2021

Apparently moving your arm helps reduce soreness. Luckily, I move my arms a lot when practicing. Here’s some mid-uptempo swing with brushes. Slowly improving here... #brushes #drumbrushes #snaredrum #snaredrumfreakz #snaredrums #pearldrums #pearlsnare #practicingdrums

First shot in the bag!  #covid_19 #covid #covidvacccine #covid19vacccine #pfizer #pfizervacine #pfizercovid19vacccine #h...
04/21/2021

First shot in the bag! #covid_19 #covid #covidvacccine #covid19vacccine #pfizer #pfizervacine #pfizercovid19vacccine #health #ᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴇssᴀᴠᴇʟɪᴠᴇs

First shot in the bag! #covid_19 #covid #covidvacccine #covid19vacccine #pfizer #pfizervacine #pfizercovid19vacccine #health #ᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴇssᴀᴠᴇʟɪᴠᴇs

04/20/2021
Finger Control Lesson

A new finger-control exercise I came up with based off of an exercise I’ve seen Peter Erskine, Rich Thompson, and Julia Geaman use. It’s groupings of 4, 3, and 2 on each finger, and these transitions get very tricky at higher speeds.

04/20/2021

Thank you to Billy Drummond for putting up with my C-level jazz playing for so many years. I’ll be your student, maestro.

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Alex Cohen is perhaps one of NYC's most prolific (for better or worse) session drummers, having worked alongside artists ranging from Mac Miller to Malignancy. He also writes lessons and interviews for Drumhead and Sick Drummer Magazines. Alex holds a degree in Jazz Performance from NYU, and runs Solitude Studios, a high-end recording facility located in Carversville, PA. Please message me here for recording, teaching, and performing inquiries!

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Dood u are an absolute beast ...
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Alex on drums for some funeral doom (recorded back in 2012 and finally released).
🥁Saludos desde Chile🥁
Alex Cohen Life as a fulltime Drummer. I had a great time meeting and hanging with Alex.
Life as a FullTime Drummer with Alex Cohen. I had such a great time meeting and hanging with Alex.
Thanks again for all your help with the Afterworldsmen project, Alex! Check the killer drums he recorded a couple of years ago for our new short EP "The Youngest Virtue."
Great stuff on here, man!
Toby and I go waaay back. You guys are Killin it! Love the vids!
good stuff bro.i enjoy your vids and tips!!