Part 1: Hand/Foot Technique


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GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: A Multitude of Subtleties

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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. We also start working on phrasing concepts and techniques that will get you ready for Part 2. 

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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

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