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.
Do you have a hard time drawing hands? Most artists do find it difficult to draw hands and feet mainly because they have not focused on learning how to. This brand new DVD will teach you how to draw any hand or foot in any position. With a running time of two hours and seven minutes this DVD is packed with information that will help you to improve your drawing skills immediately. Matthew will take you through his layered approach. Each chapter will teach you a new technique or "layer" that will provide you with solid tools that eliminate frustration and guesswork.
3 Hours of footage with everythings you need to known about metal drumming- Blast Beats,Blast variation, Bomb blasts- Extreme double bass drumming,Speed and control exercises- Hand technique,Motion around the set- Foot technique- Coordination exercices and warm up routines- Licks and phrasing- Bonus Feature, Interview, Live shots
George Kollias (born August 30, 1977 in Korinthos, Greece) is a Greek heavy metal drummer best known for his work with American death metal band Nile. He is the first of their four drummers to perform every song on more than one full length album (handling drum duties so far on Annihilation of the Wicked and Ithyphallic). He is a native of Greece (born in Korinthos). Some of his favorite bands are Metallica, Kreator, Morbid Angel and Behemoth. He started playing drums at the age of 12 and some years later started drum lessons with John Stavropoulos, a well known Greek drummer. In addition to being the drummer of Nile he also teaches drums at the Modern Music School in Athens.
He previously drummed for Sickening Horror, a brutal death metal band. He also used to be in the Greek melodic death metal band Nightfall, but left the band in 2005 to join Nile.
George Kollias made an instructional drumming DVD called "Intense Metal Drumming" that was released in July 2008
This is the first DVD from Niles drummer George Kollias.
It starts off with the blast beat, and all the variations. He goes into detail of the exercises and all the different workouts to achieve the speed, power, and technicality that is needed in today's metal drumming.
He also goes into double bass technique. George is one of the fastest, most intense drummers out there. He explains the combination of heel-up and heel-down technique he utilizes to get up to 280bpm.
This DVD is a must for drummers trying to get ahead in the very competitive and challenging field of extreme metal drumming.