Instrument Setup and Fundamental Techniques
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!
Setting the table for the best chance of success.
A demonstration of the ride cymbal grip, pivoting between cymbals and drums, as well as suggestions for playing with a relaxed stroke.
A discussion of heel-down, heel-up techniques for bass drum, as well as heel-toe techniques for hi-hat.