This book is all about making music on the drums.
Jim Blackley takes us from the most basic time playing to the most sophisticated concepts of jazz drumming.
A must have for any serious drum student.
With this sequel to his award winning bestseller on hand technique, Jojo Mayer presents the most comprehensive guide on foot technique for drummers ever available. Covering a wide range of techniques, from the most fundamental to the most sophisticated, state of the art visualization and in-depth analysis offer easy to follow, step by step instructions for drummers of every skill level. Highly entertaining and informative, Jojo explains every aspect of foot technique and pedals and for first time reveals the inner workings of his own technique in great detail. Contents: introduction – basic approach to foot technique bass drum technique fundamentals: the heel down technique – the heel up technique / basics – heel down vs. Heel up – playing in vs. out of the bass drum – the pivot bass drum hybrid techniques: double strokes – the constant release technique – exploiting rebound / dislocated spring exercise – the rocking motion – the swiveling technique – the heel toe technique – the mayer power slide technique – grouping exercises – the moeller pumping motion talk shop: history of bass drum pedals – anatomy of the bass drum pedal – adjusting the bass drum pedal – bass drum and pedal set up – the perfect balance pedal – shoes – my secret weapon: the no friction approach – single vs. Double pedal the hi hat: hi hat history – hi hat anatomy / set up and adjustment – hi hat technique / basics – splashing – hybrid techniques for hi hat – double stroke technique for hi hat chops factory: speed – control -managing beater flutter balance: the drum seat – seat height and posture foot coordination: single stroke coordination – double stroke coordination – epilogue plus: additional bonus material, tips and performance clips
The ultimate technical study of four-way independence based on Afro-Cuban rhythms. This detailed and methodical approach will develop four-limb coordination and expand rhythmic vocabulary. Understanding the clave and the relationship between eighth-note and triplet rhythms will aid in mastering the multiple and complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban styles.
‘Anatomy of a Drum Solo’ a two-disc set, presents newly-recorded, in-studio footage of legendary Neil Peart discussing his approach to soloing. Using a solo recorded in September, 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany as a framework, Neil talks about the concepts and technique behind each segment of this nine-minute tour de force, which is a feature of each Rush performance. ‘Anatomy of a Drum Solo’ also features: Two explorations – completely improvised workouts at the drums, each over thirty-minutes long
A never-before-released solo recorded in Hamburg, Germany in September, 2004
“O Baterista,” Neil’s Grammy® Award-nominated solo
Two full-band Rush performances from Frankfurt ’04, all shot from the perspective of the drum cameras BONUS FEATURES: Camera Option-during Neil’s performance of “Der Trommler,” the viewer can choose between the program edit and two, isolated cameras, for different views.
Alternate Edits-during parts of Neil’s analysis of “Der Trommler,” the viewer can choose between the program edit, or an alternate edit with the playing example shown full-screen without Neil’s commentary.
Audio-only tracks, “Momo’s Dance Party” and “Pieces of Eight,” composed and performed by Neil, which can be accessed at various points in the program.
Interview with Paul Northfield, Rush co-producer and engineer, and Lorne Wheaton, Neil’s drum tech Lorne Wheaton setting up and talking about Neil’s drumkit
Two Rush performances from the perspective of the drum cameras Previously unreleased solo from Rush’s 1994 Counterparts tour
Running Time: Three Hours and Twenty Minutes
A solid and extremely valuable guide to applying traditional Brazilian rhythms to drumset. It delves into the complexities of Brazilian rhythms and also helps explain the background and influences of the rich musical history of Brazil. Includes samba, partito alto, bossa nova, baiao, caterete, maracatu, marcha, frevo.
This book is jam packed with insights to serve the growing profession of Drum Circle Facilitation. It contains inspirational material to create fun, innovative and thoughtful games of interaction, as well as applications for inclusion of metaphors to quickly add value to facilitation skills for any community. It is a complete package that includes a set of interactive game cards, a DVD that brings to life the lessons and power of Human Rhythmic Energy, and a story that unfolds with Doug’s heartwarming experiences. This valuable package provides you with an encyclopedia of techniques to enhanc your ability for positively influencing others. Teachers will learn to empower themselves in the challenges of ” New Curriculum ” and ” Character ” enhancing requirements. Health professionals will be able to use the material to enrich their clients’ lives. Most importantly, the following Four Fundamentals will demonstrate the importance of the “human element” in the way people today can come together in creating successful teams and more profitable corporations. * S.PIRIT * O.NENESS * U.NITY * L.EADERSHIP These Four Fundamentals evolved through Doug Sole’s many years of facilitating Drum Circles, and integrating Human Rhythmic Energy into his client’s lives. Working synergistically, they create a very effective system for influencing personal growth, as well as inspiring extremely effective and dynamic group leadership techniques. Doug has delivered his information to you in four chapters – one for each of these Four Fundamentals. As you work through them and begin to realize your voice and the power of your own capacity to serve, these skills will naturally become an extension of who you are as human being, as you travel the path to becoming a more effective and compassionate leader.
Jojo Mayers Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer is recommended for drummers of every age, style and skill level. The double-DVD, 3-hour set is available from the Limited division of Hudson Music and covers a wide range of information on drumming technique, from the most fundamental to the most advanced. Filmed in crystal clear digital video and audio and shot at a variety of locations in and around Manhattan, Secret Weapons explains closely guarded and never before published secrets of the great masters as well as Jojos own approaches with special features like animated graphics, practice exercises and troubleshooting tips.
Legendary drummer Clayton Cameron reveals the secrets of good brushwork in this must have book that should be on every drummer’s shelf.
Noted as one of the world’s most innovative drummers, Cameron gives the reader an encyclopedic survey of brushstrokes in a step-by-step process that is clear and precise.
Also included in the book is a CD detailing sounds and patterns. This book will surely become the benchmark of brush technique for year to come!
Seven of the world’s master drummers blow the roof off the barn and the ducks out of the water when they gather on a remote farm in Ontario cottage country to inspire young musicians to connect with the powerful rhythms of nature. Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film dishes up a rich stew of mind-blowing performances in rock, jazz, Latin, fusion, and soul. They teach, joke, learn how to canoe, swap road stories and tales about musicians they’ve played with (musicians like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana), and share a profound musical philosophy driven by love, compassion, and the joy of life. A final jam session with all of the drummers and students, and even the film’s director, is transcendent with a joy that will leave you exhilarated for days to come.
Each Instructional DVD includes: The Breaks (starting and stopping signals) Three Djembe Accompaniments for each rhythm Dundun / Songba / Kenkeni parts for each rhythm Ensemble Demonstration (slow and fast tempos)
Ensemble Demonstration w/ Solo (slow and fast tempos)
Special Features: History and cultural explanation of each rhythm Interview with M’bemba Bangoura Improvised Djembe solo by M’bemba Bangoura Improvised Djembe solo by Laurent Camara Improvised Balaphone solo by Famaro Dioubate Outtakes from the making of the DVD Magbana’s unrivaled DVD production features the legendary Laurent Camara – Honored as Guinea’s best drummer by the late Sekou Toure, and former second soloist for Guinea’s Ballet Djoliba and Les Ballets Africains. Also featured on the DVD is Famaro Dioubate from Guinea – a master of the Balaphone.
Filmed by Freemanic Productions in 1080 24p full HD. Sound digitally recorded & mastered by Peter Fand at The Hook Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Peter has extensive experience recording West African artists in NYC and for this project captured superior and authentic sounds of West African percussion.
Hudson Music has announced the October release of a groundbreaking new 3-DVD set from Neil Peart, one of the true living legends of drumming. In Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance, Neil examines the details and challenges of performing in front of a live audience. Drawing from over 30 years of touring the world, Neil breaks down, demonstrates, and performs classic drum parts from songs spanning the entire Rush catalog, thereby giving the viewer the most in-depth insight into Neil s body of work ever documented. Filmed in various locations over the course of a year, Neil takes you on a behind-the- scenes look at Rush s 2010-11 Time Machine Tour. This includes rare and exclusive footage of Neil’s personal pre-tour rehearsals and backstage events at a Rush concert (including a visit to the soundcheck, an unprecedented backstage interview, and Neil s warm-up routine). Neil then presents (in an interview setting with Hudson s Joe Bergamini) a detailed look at every single song in the Time Machine set list (which includes the entire Moving Pictures album). Each song features analysis and demonstrations (including slow- motion), which are coupled with a detailed PDF eBook containing transcriptions of Neil s parts. At the end of each song discussion, the viewer is transported onstage to a Rush concert to see the actual live performance of the song from the perspective of the drum cameras only (with an exclusive, custom audio mix that features the drums heard slightly louder than a normal concert DVD mix). With in-studio rehearsal footage, backstage scenes, live concert performances, and breathtaking interview footage filmed in Death Valley National Park, California, this package documents not only Neil s approach to live performance, but the very essence of his drumming style, on all the classic Rush songs, including Tom Sawyer, Subdivisions, YYZ, The Spirit of Radio, Free Will, Limelight, Far Cry, and many more. The DVD also includes discussion, analysis, and performance of the newest Rush song, Caravan, and extensive bonus content.
This DVD is the most comprehensive volume on the topic ever produced. Living legends Billy Hart, Eddie Locke, Joe Morello, Charli Persip and Ben Riley, along with modern masters Adam Nussbaum and Steve Smith, demonstrate and discuss their distinctive drumming styles then all perform the same set and contrast their unique approaches and interpretations. Included are 2 DVDs over 7 hours of footage, 17-Track Play-Along CD minus drums, bonus lessons from Adam Nussbaum, Ed Thigpen and Louis Bellson, 32-page Bonus Booklet and printable PDFs by Mark Griffith that includes listening/reference guide, bios of all the featured artists, classic video clips and a photo gallery.