Part 1 - Redux: Hand/Foot Technique


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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. 

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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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Instructional course contents:

PART 1

CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATION/STRATEGIC APPROACH

Why?
Purposes of Technique
Injury
Warming up
How to Practice

TECHNIQUE - HANDS

Grip/Fulcrum
“Closed Grip”
German vs French Hand Positions
Pure Rebound
German "Open Grip/Glued Singles"
French "Open Grip/Glued Singles"
Real Double Strokes - German
Doubles Slow to Fast - German
Add in Fingers
Real Double Strokes - French
Doubles Slow to Fast - French
Add in Fingers
Ride Cym Pattern French (Open/Glued)
Singles/Double Combo Uniform Wrist Movement
Paradiddle w Real Doubles
Garibaldi Ghost Note Pattern
Garibaldi Ghost Note Pattern with Kick Grid
French Fingers
1/8th Note Moeller Stroke on Hats
The Moeller GEARS 1-4

TECHNIQUE - FEET

Grounding. Energy Movement Between Kick and Snare
Big Hip Single Stroke w Heel Planted on Floor
Ankle Only Singles (Heel Up) 
Double Stroke Heel/Toe
Double Stroke Toe/Ball
Compound Triple Stroke 
Playing Off of the Bass Drum Head

 WITH TONS OF LIVE AND IN STUDIO PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE AS WELL...