Technique Tuesday: Stage Presence (Hannah Blilie)

In Tom Tom Magazine Blogroll, Tom Tom Magazine Technique on August 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Hannah Blilie plays for three-piece band Gossip. I think she’s awesome, and I like her style.

I love how she’s already groovin’ in the back as soon as the song starts. While she plays the main beat, she doesn’t play on counts 1 or 3 so she has time to throw her left hand up. Which looks really cool, let’s be honest. Another thing I like is during the breakdown around 2:30. The tom hits, then a turn off to the side.

Little things really make a difference in your performance. You may think no one notices these things, but people definitely notice. So don’t be afraid to throw them into your set.

  1. wow, these guys are great, i didn’t know them before. love your nuanced comments about the drummer’s style. love them lefties (just not playing after them…)

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