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


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GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: A Multitude of Subtleties

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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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 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

PHRASING

"Traditional Phrasing" - Resolving on Downbeats
Linear Phrasing
Introduce 3,5,7,9 Over 1/4 Pulse as 16ths.
Introduce 2,4,5,7 as Triplets
Combine #'s to Make a 1 Bar Phrase as 16ths
Combine #'s to Make a 1 Bar Phrase as Triplets
Expand to 2 Bar Phrase as 16ths
Expand to 2 Bar Phrase as Triplets
Combined Phrases Played on Kit
Expand to 4 Bar Phrase as 16ths
Expand to 4 Bar Phrase as Triplets
Combine 16th and Triplets


PART 2

(PHRASING CONT.)

Leaving Space
Open up 3's
Open up 5's
Open up 7's
How Many Different Ways Can You Phrase Each #? (3's and 5's)
How Many Ways Cont. - just 7's
Use as a Template for Modulations. (5's)
Sing Then Play. Passive vs Active Playing.
Sing Then Play. Passive vs Active Playing. pt 2
Ear Training

GROOVE/ METER/INNER CLOCK

What's Your Internal Ideal Sound for Each Voice? Having Tonal Goals
How Does Technique Affect This? 
Consistency, Both in Tone and Note Placement = Good Feel
Ego/Confidence in Regards to Pocket
Spectrum of Keeping Time w Left Foot/Leg
Dancing While Playing
Chaffee Modifiers 
Chaffee Phrasing Applied to Groove Context
Where is Your Time Coming From? On top or Behind? Perspective.
In The Cracks/Grey Areas

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