DAVE HOOPER

IMG_0496He used to go to work with his dad, who writes music for TV commercials. When his voice changed, and he realized he couldn’t sing, Dave decided he had to take up an instrument. Drums seemed like the right instrument to torment his parents with.

Dave attended North Texas State University for 2 years, and then realized college was for sissies. Not really. He studied with Peter Erskine, Gregg Bissonette, Steve Houghton, Joe Porcaro, David Garibaldi, Tom Brechtlein, and spent many hours jamming in his garage with roommate, Gary Novak.

Dave’s Dad couldn’t wait to use him as a drummer on his commercials, so at the age of 17, Dave began his studio drumming career.

Some of his career’s highlights have been working with Toni Braxton, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Lee Ritenour, Diane Warren, Due Voci, Griffith Frank, The Rippingtons, David Byrne, Warren Hill, Joe Sample, The Manhattan Transfer, Chaka Kahn, and James Ingram.

Visit Dave's Website:http://hooperdave.me/

Artists Dave has worked with:

Toni Braxton, George Duke, Sheryl Crow, Manhattan Transfer, Jody Watley, The Rippingtons, Eric Benet, Diane Warren, Due Voci, Arturo Sandoval, James Ingram, Griffith Frank, Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, The Rippingtons, Herbie Hancock, Donny Osmond, Gregg Allman, Don Grusin, Joe Sample, Max Bennett, David Frank, Alex Acuna, Chieli Minucci, Wilton Felder, Chuck Loeb, Brian Hughes, Jonathan Butler, Wayman Tisdale, Warren Weibe, Preston Smith, Phil Upchurch, Tim Landers, Brian Bromberg, Bill Watrous, Les Hooper, Dave Samuels, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Eric Marienthall, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Golub, Allen Hinds, Jeffrey Osborne, John Pattitucci, David Byrne, James Ingram, Wallace Roney, Tom Scott, Chaka Kahn, Russell Ferante, Wayne Johnson, David Benoit, Dan Seigel, Warren Hill, Luis Conte, Marc Antoine

TV spots: (jingles)

Visa, Hertz, Coke, Nissan, Ford, MCI, Sears, Delta, Buick, Sudafed, Timex, Honda, Alaska Airlines,  ArmorAll,  VanDeKamp,  RanierBeer,  Oldsmobile,  OreIda,  Lawry’s,  Mercedes,  AMEX,  DietPepsi,  Neon,  P.G.A.,  Coors,  Avia,  GTE,  F.H.P.,  Toyota,  Suzuki,  Qantas, Texaco, Lexus, Budweiser, Levis 501, Reebok, Pac Bell, Knudsen, Miller Lite,  TrumpAir,  Bally’s,  Yugo,  K.F.C.,  N.B.A., IBM, TWA, Chevy, Gatorade, 3 Muskateers, Red Wolf Beer, Aids Awareness, Range Rover, Hawaiian Punch, Word Perfect, Carl’s Jr., Chili’s, Very Fine, Peter Pan, Kid, Cuisine, O’Doul’s

Clips from Dave's Solo CD "Traincars"

Credits:

Produced by Dave Hooper & Michael Ripoll
Drums: Dave Hooper
Bass: Smitty Smith and Tommy Hooper
Piano: Mike Ricchiuti
Guitars: Allen Hinds & Michael Ripoll
Percussion: Ronnie Guttierez

https://youtu.be/8_FXSfSca6g

LESSONS

Dave Hooper 02 Grouping of five

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed: https://vimeo.com/160274797 Half Speed: https://vimeo.com/160274794 Notes: The key here is to play the notes as written to understand the underlying anchor rhythm. Then play the tom part in front of the snare part (like a flam)....

Dave Hooper 04 Aaron Spears Fill

Dave Hooper Lessons: I took some time to transcribe some Aaron Spears chops from an Usher board tape and this was one of his licks. Thanks Aaron! Regular Speed: https://vimeo.com/160274796 Half Speed: https://vimeo.com/160274786 Transcription: [pdf-embedder...

Dave Hooper 06hd Triplet off the hat

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed & Half Speed: https://vimeo.com/160294989 Note: This lesson was taken with our new HD camera. Shot at 60 frames per second, the half speed video is super clear. (there is still some compression on the video as we prep it for...

Dave Hooper 07hd – hatkickfloor

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed & Half Speed: https://vimeo.com/160295491 Note: This lesson was taken with our new HD camera. Shot at 60 frames per second, the half speed video is super clear. (there is still some compression on the video as we prep it for...

Dave Hooper 16 – swingfill 1

Regular Speed: http://youtu.be/KwNnNdG7jTQ Transcription: Notes: I didn't transcribe the hi hat foot on this one. I've always thought my left foot was pretty random and you'll probably find your own way with that.  I didn't think it was that important to...

Dave Hooper 34hd vinnie-weckl

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed & Half Speed: http://youtu.be/k59HVIUxDuo Note: This lesson was taken with our new HD camera. Shot at 60 frames per second, the half speed video is super clear. (there is still some compression on the video as we prep...

Dave Hooper 35hd fun with 32nd notes

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed & Half Speed: http://youtu.be/zYKmB-r_Iss Note: This lesson was taken with our new HD camera. Shot at 60 frames per second, the half speed video is super clear. (there is still some compression on the video as we prep...

Dave Hooper 36hd mixed fill

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed & Half Speed: http://youtu.be/TGXmnu-AHQQ Note: This lesson was taken with our new HD camera. Shot at 60 frames per second, the half speed video is super clear. (there is still some compression on the video as we prep...

Dave Hooper 38hd strange triplet floor-hat

Dave Hooper Lessons: Regular Speed & Half Speed: http://youtu.be/iGNb7qcMVGc Note: This lesson was taken with our new HD camera. Shot at 60 frames per second, the half speed video is super clear. (there is still some compression on the video as we prep...

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