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How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Russ Nyberg

Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

"This version of the show is the reduced tour orchestration from the original orchestration used on Broadway. I'm covering both drum and percussion books, originally played by Broadway veteran percussionists Greg Landes and Dave Roth. The Yamaha DTX pad has been a life saver on being able to sound like 2 players. Often, I am hitting a gong patch while playing timpani or playing chime notes on top of a busy drum set part.

About 80% of the show is played with the 5A Multi Combo Sticks. There are so many moments where a suspended cymbal roll or timpani hit is snuck into the middle of a groove. It's been a real joy to play this show every year, as it has so many musical elements of big band, cartoon, orchestral and classic Broadway.

And playing a wonderful hall, like the Grand Ole Opry, has been a dream come true!"

Drums: Yamaha Maple Custom

  • 22" Bass Drum
  • 16" Floor Tom with Aquarian Texture Coated Head
  • 13" Small Tom with Aquarian Texture Coated Head
  • 12" Small Tom with Aquarian Texture Coated Head

Snare:

  • Pearl 5.5" Reference Maple Snare

Hardware:

  • DW 9000 BD Pedal
  • DW 5000 Hi Hat Pedal

Cymbals:

  • Sabian 21" AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride
  • Sabian 14" HHX Evolution Hats
  • Sabian 16" AAX Studio Crash
  • Sabian 18" AAX Studio Crash
  • Sabian 10" HH splash

Percussion:

  • Adams 26" and 29" Timpani
  • TreeWorks Tre35 Classic Chime
  • Miller Machine with large Alan Abel triangle
  • Miller Machine with small Alan Abel triangle
  • Finger Cymbal
  • LP Red Jam Block
  • LP Large Cow Bell
  • Caxixi Shakers (2)

Electronics:

  • Yamaha DTX Multi 12 Sampling Pad

Sticks/Mallets/Brushes:

  • Innovative IP-5A Multi Sticks
  • Innovative IP-L5A Legacy Series 5A sticks
  • Innovative IP-5AT 5A/Timpani Combo Sticks
  • Innovative GT-3 Medium Timpani Mallets
  • Innovative GT-2 Medium Soft Timpani Mallets
  • Innovative WBR-3 Medium Wire Wood Handle Brushes
  • Innovative JC-2SC James Campbell Hard Suspended Cymbal Mallet

Russ is a proud endorser of Innovative Sticks, and Aquarian Drumheads.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Regional - Russ Nyberg
December 2015

Russ Nyberg's combined book setup for Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Mike Drake's set up for Side Show at the Casa Mañana Theater, in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • 3 min read
Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
  • 6 min read
"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
  • 4 min read
"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
  • 6 min read
Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".

Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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