An in-depth look into modern drumming.
Master metal drummer and two-time Grammy nominee Jason Bittner is featured on this instructional DVD with outstanding footage of his hardcore, awe-inspiring drumming. What Drives the Beat gives viewers a wealth of performance and instructional content aimed at aspiring young metal players but applicable to many styles, ages, and drumming ability levels.
One of the highlights is Jason's presentation of his Double-Bass Crash Course. This step-by-step method for developing foot control, power, endurance, and speed is explained and demonstrated in detail while foot cameras and split-screen shots augment lesson material.
Tutorials on 16th, Triplet, 32nd, Combo, Shuffle, Ruff and Blast Beat patterns are covered with all the examples and exercises included in an exclusive PDF eBook that can be printed and used for lessons and practice. Jason discusses his background, his influences and his approach to drumming, and then uses specially selected performance tracks to illustrate specific drumming concepts, such as the basic beats and fills of metal drumming; applying rudiments; hand and foot technique; developing both feet evenly; two-handed ride patterns; how to "metalify" jazz, funk, shuffles, slow blues, and world beats; and soloing. Bonus content includes additional solo footage, Jason's complete warm-up/stretching routine, a live rehearsal video of Jason's band, a photo gallery and more. Running time: 3 hours.