This DVD presents a comprehensive approach to developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming. Jeff demonstrates all of the standard rudiments as well as cutting edge hybrids. In addition, he performs several solos that amply display his incredible technique and virtuosity. Playing with Sticks is designed to work a... Click To Read More About This Product
This DVD presents a comprehensive approach to developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming. Jeff demonstrates all of the standard rudiments as well as cutting edge hybrids. In addition, he performs several solos that amply display his incredible technique and virtuosity. Playing with Sticks is designed to work as a companion to Queen's acclaimed book, The Next Level (Mark Wessels Publications).
Presented here are essential hand techniques ranging from the fundamentals to a detailed analysis of the Moeller technique and velocity stroke. Jeff demonstrates how to apply these techniques to flams, diddles, rolls and hybrid rudiments. He talks about the timing, buzz roll control, and offers detailed explanations of "The Grid" and "4-2-1." Also provides invaluable information on solo construction and achieving speed, plus many backsticking and stick trick ideas. All of which contribute to making the DVD a virtual encyclopedia of rudimental drumming and hand technique.
The Next Level: Rudimental Snare Drum Techniques is designed for intermediate to advanced rudimental drummers. The Next Level is a comprehensive method for drummers who wish to take their drumming beyond their current ability level. Starting with fundamental techniques, Jeff Queen describes in detail, all aspects of approaching the drum: from how to properly grip the sticks to applying the Moeller and velocity strokes to achieve maximum sound quality and endurance.
Drawing from his vast drum corps, solo performance, and teaching experience, Jeff details the basic techniques that comprise current rudimental styles: 2-Height Control, Timing Control, Diddle Control, Buzz Control and Flam Control.
For the advanced snare drummer, Jeff Queen will take you to The Next Level with: Hybrid Rudiments, Backsticking and Tricks, Achieving Speed and Solo Construction.
Jeff finishes up the The Next Level book with his own championship solo, "Tribute," which gives us an inside perspective into the skills of a true master.
The Next Level is destined to become one of the all time great books on the subject of rudimental drumming. All drum students (whether you're going to play snare drum or tenors) will benefit from this excellent resource!
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