Drum Books & Videos

Jojo Mayer – Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer Pt. 2: A Guide to Foot Technique

I’m rather excited to discover that the long awaited sequel to Jojo Mayer’s insane video on hand technique is due out soon. Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer Pt. 2: A Guide to Foot Technique is released by Hudson Music “soon”. It promises to be “The most comprehensive guide to foot technique for drummers ever available”. The hands video is best viewed as a compendium of technical information rather than a step by step guide that needs to be mastered… Read More »Jojo Mayer – Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer Pt. 2: A Guide to Foot Technique

The Art & Science of Groove, Benny Greb’s Indigogo Project

Here’s a cool idea: www.indiegogo.com/projects/bennygreb Benny Greb is producing a high quality DVD via the crowdfunding site Indigogo. I think it’s a positive thing to produce this stuff independently. The video pitching the idea sounds encouraging, there’s a few seconds of tap dancing which is an artform closely associated with the drum kit, according to Freddy Gruber talking on one of the videos I watched on Drum Channel recently. Then Benny talks about the myth of groove or musical feel… Read More »The Art & Science of Groove, Benny Greb’s Indigogo Project

Those nice chaps at Hudson

So I managed to lose the insert from my copy of Tommy Igoe’s Great Hands For A Lifetime DVD. I was gutted. Tommy’s video is the absolute best thing I have ever seen for learning good fundamental hand technique for drum kit drummers. I am recommending all my students get a copy so we can work through the exercises together. So I wrote to Hudson to see if I could get a copy. I was expecting maybe a downloadable version… Read More »Those nice chaps at Hudson

Drumset For Beginners

“The Drummers’ Guide to Teaching and Learning the Drumset” The first line of this post would be easier to write if I could remember where I first came across this book. Suffice it to say that I read a couple of reviews and in a rare moment of extravagance, I ordered it. Drumset For Beginners by Paul Hose & Jim Farey sets out from the very beginning to put the creativity of the student (and necessarily the teacher) at the… Read More »Drumset For Beginners