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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.

Sal Mazzotta's setup for the World Premiere of Here You Come Again, a new Dolly Parton Musical, at the Delaware Theatre Company, in Wilmington, Delaware.
Andrew Warren's setup for Head Over Heels at the Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, New York.
Paul Pizzuti's drum set setup for the 2014 recording session of NBC’s Peter Pan Live at Avatar Studios in New York City.
  • 1 min read
"It hasn’t always been easy (and it’s certainly very odd right now!) but personally I’ve always enjoyed the challenge. I’ve heard a few things along the way that have informed how I’ve thought about New York City and the idea of 'making it'”.
  • 5 min read
"The musical experience of recording a Broadway cast album ranges from easy to difficult depending on the circumstances. I find that the two factors that contribute most to the quality of the experience are: 1) how good the band is; and 2) how soon after you started the show you record the album"
  • 5 min read
"When I was preparing to conductNice Work if You Can Get It, I began by watching a video of the conductor and marking my score with any cues or beat patterns that were not obvious to me. I wanted to be completely comfortable with the Musical Directors choreography before watching the video of the stage and trying to put the music to the action of the actors and dancers."
Bill Stewart's drum solo from the title track of his album Snide Remarks.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".
Steve Jordan's drum solo from the title track of the album Casa Loco.

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