THIS WEEK: WORK ON YOUR HANDS!
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Steve Smith and Jojo Mayer!
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This book presents a wealth of information based around hand technique that also covers rudiments, musical phrasing, and much more.
Based around Steve’s current use and analysis of matched-grip drumset technique, this book presents a wealth of information based around hand technique that also covers rudiments, musical phrasing, and much more. Video, text, and notation come together in this package to clearly explain and demonstrate four distinct grips that Steve has identified and developed in his own playing. Each grip is thoroughly explored in its basic motions on the snare drum, and then translated to drumset applications and phrases.
Going beyond hand technique, the book includes dozens of challenging and fun rudimental phrases that are used to apply the grips, but that also build phrasing ideas, vocabulary, and chops. Ergonomic drum setup, Moeller motions, and other topics are also covered, accompanied by plenty of exciting solo playing from Steve. The book is packed with insights and practical ideas of how a drummer can develop the building blocks of a usable and hip- sounding vocabulary that has nearly limitless applications.
The accompanying DVD contains matching videos for all the lessons included in the text. Each lesson is clearly numbered and titled, making it easy to work with text, notation and video together as you study these concepts. A code is also included to download the video files from www.halleonard.com to your computer.
“In 2012 I decided to start developing my left-hand-matched grip in order to give my left-hand- traditional grip a rest now and then,” said Smith. “I noticed that I have refined my right hand technique; much of that comes from playing a repetitive ride cymbal rhythm which has helped my right hand develop very smooth ‘pathways of motion.’ I want my left hand matched grip to have the same sophistication of movement, motion, technique and pathways of motion as my right hand. In the process of getting serious about refining my matched grip technique, I made some discoveries that I’ll be sharing with you in this tutorial.”
One of the most comprehensive and detailed volumes on hand technique ever produced, Jojo Mayers Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer is recommended for drummers of every age, style and skill level.
This 3-hour set from Jojo Mayer 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. Yet, Secret Weapons is more than just the ultimate instructional method and reference guide, it also showcases the inspiring artistry, musical philosophy and groundbreaking technical abilities of one of todays most progressive performers and educators.
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 that will allow drummers to unlock the inner workings and mysteries of even the most challenging hand movements and guide them through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to understand and master them.Among Jojos flawless demonstrations and in-depth explanations, Secret Weapons various chapters feature topics such as:
- A basic approach to technique and the physics of drumming.
- Analysis of hand positions, matched and traditional grips, rebound and the fulcrum and the Gladstone, Moeller and finger techniques.
- Highly-evolved, hybrid techniques such as the push-pull, drop-bounce, reverse stroke and one-handed roll.
- Exercises to build Speed, Accuracy, Endurance, Power and Dexterity
- Concepts to troubleshoot and overcome technical barriers.
- Warm-Up and Practice tips
Most recently, Jojo has been at the epicenter of New York’s club/electronic scene with his solo project, NERVE, as well as his significant contributions to the development of Drum n Bass and Break Beat drumming styles based on the citys fast-paced, energetic DJ culture.