Part 1 - Redux: Hand/Foot Technique

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

Unlimited Streaming Access! (streaming only)

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.

Part 1 is a great option for people who may move at a slower pace or want to take their time with the content before moving any further. Part 1 starts off with setting the stage with a proper conceptual foundation and strategic approaches that will lay the groundwork for later material to be built upon.  There is a great deal of in depth focus on body mechanics, hand technique and foot technique. 

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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!