RUDIMENTAL DRUMMING SERIES WITH
In this series of video lessons, Jeff introduces a few of the exercises included in his new book THE NEXT LEVEL: RUDIMENTAL SNARE DRUM TECHNIQUES, published by Mark Wessels Publications and PLAYING WITH STICKS, published by Hudson Music.
Jeff Queen was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995. Jeff was an original cast member, solo performer and battery instructor for the Broadway show BLAST!, as well as a solo performer in the touring cast across the country and in Europe. Queen is the author of “The Next Level: Rudimental Drumming Techniques” available through Jeff Queen Productions and “Playing With Sticks”, a more than 3-hour instructional DVD through Hudson Music.
VIDEO LESSON #08
Jeff’s Vic Firth Signature Stick:
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Full round tip for consistent sound quality. Long taper and reduced neck size for excellent speed. Slight taper toward the butt improves back- sticking control.
L = 17"“, Dia. = .675“
THE NEXT LEVEL:
RUDIMENTAL SNARE DRUM TECHNIQUES
by Jeff Queen
The Next Level by Jeff Queen is a comprehensive method book covering all aspects of rudimental drumming, from technique to exercises to solos, from one of the best in the business. Queen’s detailed descriptions and pictures of Moeller and velocity strokes, as well as numerous exercises covering diddles, flams, rolls, and hybrid rudiments provide tons of material to hone your skills and work your hands.
The Next Level includes a chapter on how to construct your own rudimental solo, including insight into stick tricks and speed, as well as a copy of Queen’s famous solo Tribute. This book is a great tool for any drummer, rudimental, concert, or drum set, to improve their hand technique and control.BUY NOW
Jeff Queen has been involved with percussion since the age of 10. At the age of 15, Jeff began his drum corps career with the Canton Bluecoats and continued on to march with the Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights and the University of North Texas. Jeff was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995 as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995. Jeff has taught in the drum corps activity for over 18 years, including being the caption head for the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps from 2003-04, percussion arranger for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for 2007-08.
Jeff is an original cast member of the Tony and Emmy award winning Broadway Show “BLAST” where he was a solo performer and battery instructor from 1999 – 2003. Jeff has performed across the US, Europe and Asia. In addition Jeff has appeared on numerous Television shows including: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Kennedy Center Honors 2000, NBA All-Star Game 2001, Grey Cup 2007, “BLAST”, and “The Making of Blast” on PBS DVD and Video.
Queen is the author of “The Next Level: Rudimental Drumming Techniques” available through Jeff Queen Productions and “Playing With Sticks”, a more than 3-hour instructional DVD through Hudson Music. More of Jeff’s compositions are available through Drop6 Media, Tapspace Publications, and jeffqueen.com. Jeff is a signature artist for Vic Firth Drumsticks, and proudly endorses Evans Drumheads, Zildjian cymbals and Yamaha Drums.
Jeff holds his BM in Music Theory and Composition and MM in Percussion Performance from Butler University. Currently, Jeff is the Percussion Director for Carmel High School in Carmel, IN, and is on the faculty with Butler University and Marian University. When not teaching at home, Jeff travels the world as an active composer, arranger, judge, clinician, and performer.