Bill Bachman’s “Drum Workout” Series
Want better hand technique for greater facility, speed, endurance, groove, and musical expression? In this series, renowned rudimental technique guru Bill Bachman will break down exercises and rudiments to help you get great hands in a hurry!
Want more? Head over to http://www.DRUMWORKOUT.COM. In addition to plenty of lessons, there are hours of actual play-along workouts with instruction and coaching by Bill Bachman, world-renowned hand technique expert, drum clinician, and author of Modern Drummer Publishing’s Stick Technique: The Essential Guide for the Modern Drummer.
To Gap or Not To Gap
In this lesson, VF Signature Artist Bill Bachman will show you how the gap (or lack there of) between the thumb and 1st finger really relates to the thumb’s role–tapping into the German or French grip attributes. Knowing when to have each position will result in looser hands and better downstroke and finger control.
Bill will show you how the free stroke and “Moeller whip & flop” techniques can add musicality, flow and groove to your playing all the while preventing injury and broken equipment.
Head over to http://www.drumworkout.com to check out days worth of other lessons & workouts!
Check out Bill Vic Firth Signature Products:
Crafted in hickory to provide an improved rim-shot sound while enhancing the durability of the stick. The overall weight has been reduced, making it easier to maneuver around the drums at high speeds. Produces very big and dark sound.
- Diameter: .725" [1.84cm]
- Length: 1513/16" [40.17cm]
- Taper: Short
In the world of marching tenors and rudimental drumming, Bill Bachman needs no introduction. He is not only a prolific author, world class performer, clinician and educator, but also an inventor and touring/recording drumset artist.
Bill Bachman studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Bill has played with and instructed many award winning marching percussion groups including the UNT drumline, Cadets, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown in his 12 years touring with Drum and Bugle Corps. He has presented nearly 200 drum clinics and drum festival performances on five continents over the last decade. He also is an in demand judge and has judged at countless marching band and indoor drumline contests in the US and internationally. As a private lesson instructor, Bill teaches at Lonestar Percussion in Dallas, as well as many students worldwide through live internet feeds via Skype.
He is author of Row-Loff’s drum instructional books Rudimental Logic, Quad Logic, and Bass Logic which have become part of the curriculum in countless high schools and colleges, and the producer of the instructional drum DVD’s, Rudimental Beats and Reefed Beats. Bill is also a columnist for Modern Drummer magazine and the author of the book Stick Technique, an Essential Guide for the Modern Drummer published through Modern Drummer and distributed through Hal Leonard.