Drumstick, Cymbal & Stick Selection
This series of video lessons will provide students and instructors alike with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental techniques for the drumset. Ranging from instrument selection, tuning and technique to a discussion of musical styles, fills and ensemble playing, Vic Firth artist and educator STEVE HOUGHTON delivers a essential guide for the young player and jazz band director!
Steve discusses how to select a set of drums appropriate for the musical style.
Having a great ride cymbal is fundamental to getting a great drumset sound. Steve discusses how to pick a ride cymbal.
A discussion on picking one or two crash cymbals that work well together, as well as some stand maintenance issues.
Selecting the Hi-Hat cymbals and making sure the hi-hat stand is set up properly to get the best sounds possible.
A demonstration of other cymbals that can add to the kit: china, splash, swish, and other unique cymbals.
Steve talks about how to select an appropriate stick for the musical style and demonstrates several other implements should be standard for the serious player.