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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

Bass Drum 16ths Excercise

Here is a page of exercises I wrote tonight for a student who is developing their right foot. We worked on playing two sixteenths using heel-up and heel-toe. I thought it might be useful to post the sheet up here. I would start playing at 60 BPM to ensure that all the strokes are lined up. Count out loud and think about the balance between bass snare and cymbals. Play the bass sixteenths nice and even. Bass Drum 16ths –… Read More »Bass Drum 16ths Excercise