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Eric Moore… The drummer you need to know!

If you are a drummer and have a social media profile it is more than likely you have already seen Eric Moore even if you don’t know it. Between his exploding social following and the great content, his endorsers are making he’s hard to miss. He is also an amazing clinician and drum tutor.

And if you somehow have missed take a minute to watch this video ⬇️

So if you have just watched that your face should be something like this 😲

He seems to have an almost endless supply of chops and rudiments to play around the kit as well as creative ways to use them. Add to that power, groove and a tonne of passion you get Eric Moore. He is truly a joy to watch and he makes me want to improve my playing and have fun at the kit.

So who is Eric Moore?

At a very young age (toddler) Eric started playing the drums. Being from a church family most people played and instrument and his uncle was a drummer. He then went onto learn how to read music and play rudiments and the rest is history. He was going to be a professional drummer.

He seems to have an almost endless supply of chops

The big break

Back in 2003 he won the Guitar Center Drum Off. For those of you that don’t know it is arguably the biggest drum competition in the world giving young drummers a great platform to start a career. Unfortunately the filming quality wasn’t as great at the time but you can find some low quality videos on YouTube if you look around.

Touring Career

Since winning the Guitar Center Drum Off Eric has toured with a range of great artists across many genres. His first big gig was with Sly and the Family Stone, Bobby Brown, Debarge Family, Infectious GroovesSuicidal Tendencies and Lillake.

More Than Just Chops

Even though Eric Moore is known as the flashy chop player and one of the founders of the Gospel Chop movement back in 2004 he is a lot more than that. When you hear him playing on a track he grooves… HARD! It is great to see that he knows where it is at and can deliver what matters most.

Check out this performance of Eric for Zildjian Cymbals

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Final Thoughts

Eric Moore is an incredible drummer and is worth at least a few minutes of your time. With his passion and charisma I believe we are yet to see a lot more of him in the years to come. Make sure you check out his videos online, watch some of his drum lessons and clinics.

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I’ve been playing the drums for over 15 years and I still love them! I am mostly a metal drummer but I am currently working on groove and applying rudiments to the kit!

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