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Double Bass Drumming with George Kollias

DOUBLE BASS DRUMMING
WITH GEORGE KOLLIAS

In this lesson series, Vic Firth signature artist GEORGE KOLLIAS introduces some of the concepts from his latest book, The Odyssey of Double Bass Drumming. George is renowned for his outrageous technical prowess! With feet that move faster than most people’s hands, George has brought a new level of possibilities to drum set playing.

THE ODYSSEY OF
DOUBLE BASS DRUMMING

PART 1: THE BEGINNING

The series is going to be completed in 3 different books. Each book is going to represent a different level of drumming and the goal of this series of books is to create the most useful tool for both students and teachers!

In part one, George is focusing more on beginners, but this book is also great for more advanced drummers to return to the basics. As an owner of the book you will get an access code to explore all the Online Bonus materials – lots of exercises and play-along tracks. On top of that, George will frequently add more stuff like videos, games and new play-alongs.

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Blends elements of the popular 5A & 5B models. A classic barrel-shaped tip delivers a clear cymbal sound and full drum tone.

L = 16"“, Dia. = .585“

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Georgios “George” Kollias (born August 30, 1977 in Corinth, Greece) is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile. He is the first of their four drummers to perform every song on more than one full-length album (handling drum duties so far on Annihilation of the Wicked, Ithyphallic, Those Whom the Gods Detest and At the Gate of Sethu). His sponsors include Sabian, Evans and Vic Firth In addition to being the drummer of Nile he also teaches drums at the Modern Music School in Athens.