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.
Presenting the most comprehensive guide to foot technique for drummers ever available. With this sequel to his award-winning bestseller on hand technique, Jojo Mayer covers 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.
This three-disc, seven-hour set presents a cutting-edge approach to 21st-century drumming with particular emphasis on coordination and foot technique. In a step-by-step approach that starts slowly and simply, Thomas lays out a clear and concise method for working up to the kinds of fast, complex and challenging beats that have pushed the boundaries of contemporary Rock, Metal and Fusion music.
Drumset Technique (Disc One) - Steve explains hand and foot technique in unprecedented detail and gets to the core of what drummers need to know in order to improve their feel and technical skills. Segments include: hand technique, foot technique, the art of practice, exercises, licks and phrases, independence/interdependence, implied metric modulations, plus four extended solo drum pieces. History of the U.S. Beat (Disc Two) - With the help of an all-star band, Steve explains the evolution of the drumset in U.S. Music—how the drumset was first used in all the major styles and how closely related all the styles are. Segments include: early New Orleans jazz big band, bebop, rhythm and blues, country, blues, gospel, rock, funk, and jazz/rock. In addition, Steve's group Vital Information plays seven complete tunes that feature applications of the techniques and complex rhythms explained in Disc One.