Complete Course - Redux: Hand/Foot Technique with Advanced Phrasing/Groove

Regular price $299.00

GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY - REDUX: A Multitude of Subtleties

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It has always been my goal to present this material in the clearest way possible. The beauty of having a "streaming only" course is having the ability to make it as great as it can possibly be. With the help of my close friend Justin Hopkins, we've endeavored to reimagine Getting Out of Your Own Way for 2019. We've made these ideas clearer whenever possible by adding new examples and deeper illustrations. And because I can, I've added some new performance footage I hope you'll enjoy.

Those of you who've already purchased Getting Out of Your Own Way, log in as you normally would as this is a free update.

If you're considering Getting Out of Your Own Way I'd love to help you on your path. Wishing you all the best in 2019 and beyond.

This is the complete course, all at once. This is for the more eager people out there who want all of the information, exercises and performance footage and they want it now. Everything that I cover in my instructional course not only comes from working with high level pros, but also from my years of touring, recording and working as a musician myself. The ideas, principles and methods that got me to (and through) those situations are all included here. I wanted a resource online that I could send people to where I knew they were going to be getting the right information from someone who has lived it himself. This is all you’ll ever need, in one course.

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In celebration of the release, I will be offering a limited run of 50 "swag packs." Choose your favorite T-shirt from 4 different designs, my Vic Firth signature “DAVE SMASH!!!” sticks and a Remo 14” drumhead signed by yours truly. 

 Instructional course contents:

Explanatory Introduction
Grounding Meditation
Tonal Goals
A Contrary Point Regarding Technique
Warming Up
How To Practice

PART 1 - Hand Technique
German Closed Grip
French Closed Grip
Moeller Gears 1-4
American Grip
French Open Glued Grip
German Open Glued Grip
Combining Grips
Pure Rebound
Real Double Strokes
French Real Double Strokes
Swing Pattern Rebound Only
Cross Stick
Combining Singles and Doubles
Paradiddles with Real Doubles
Garibaldi Ghost Note Patterns
Moeller Applications
What NOT to Do
French Fingers
Parallels in Movement

PART 1 - Foot Technique
Big Hip Singles
Toe Ball Double Strokes
Heel Toe Double Strokes
Heel Toe Compound Triple Strokes
Toe Ball Compound Triple Strokes
Plus Tons of Studio and Live Performance Footage!

PART 2 - Advanced Phrasing/Groove
Traditional Phrasing
Advanced Phrasing
Linear Phrasing
Experimenting with Triplet Subdivisions
Experimenting with Sixteenth Note Subdivisions
Multiple Bar Phrases
Combining Subdivisions
Leaving Space
Opening Up Odd Note Groupings
Coming Up With Your Own Phrases
Template Modulations
Singing and Playing
Choice Cuts
Tonal Goals
How Does Technique Affect Tone?
Ego in Relation to Confidence
Left Leg Time Keeping Spectrum
Dancing While Playing
Odd Groupings In a Groove
Playing on Top of Behind the Beat
Playing in the Cracks
Plus Tons of Studio and Live Performance Footage!