A vast toolset for developing and keeping skilled sticking techniques on the drums.
This new DVD from Tommy Igoe focuses on developing and maintaining the physical tools that are essential for every drummer and drumming application: their hands. At the heart of this life-changing, career-extending system is the three-tier Lifetime Warmup originally conceived in the 1950s by Tommy's father, Sonny Igoe. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced levels, the Lifetime Warmup is a challenging routine that weaves its way through standard drum rudiments and original exercises while simultaneously keeping players in command of their basic drumming motions. This nearly four-hour DVD includes Tommy demonstrating the basics of his system: Matched and Traditional Grip · Fulcrum Concepts · Rebound Strokes · Singles and Doubles · Check Patterns · The Five Families of Rudiments · and group demonstrations with five of his students, including all three versions of the Lifetime Warmup. Included are a free, color-coordinated, wall sized Lifetime Warmup poster and a compact fold-out guide courtesy of Evans Drumheads as well as a printable, 60-page eBook with instruction and exercises. Created by one of today's most successful and progressive drum educators, Great Hands for a Lifetime brings the no-nonsense, inspiring approach of the Groove Essentials series to hand technique and provides a proven alternative for drummers who wish to discover the full potential of their hands and stay healthy drumming over the decades to come.