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 talks about the 8th/16th subdivisions for rock styles and demonstrates how to perform a confident groove in a rock tune.
How to obtain a convincing latin groove with the proper hierarchy of drum & cymbal sounds.
Steve demonstrates how to develop a swing style. Including a discussion of setting the volume levels of the different limbs, the triplet subdivision, traditional grip and basic independence.
A discussion of an approach to playing convincing fills in all the musical styles.