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Clips from Rick’s new DVD/Blu-ray Video for Advanced Coordination for Drum Set and Hand Percussion

Monday, June 28th, 2010

As I announced in an earlier post, a video supplement to my book Advanced Coordination for Drum Set and Hand Percussion is now available in both the DVD and High Definition Blu-ray formats. The video shows the many ways the book can be used to improve your technique and coordination. The video is over 2 hours long and contains 80 tracks. There are also two different audio tracks on each disc: one with a click track and one without. You can easily switch between these two tracks with a press of the audio button.
Please contact me from the site if you want to purchase a copy of the video.
The prices are-DVD-$15, Blu-ray-$20. shipping is $5.

All of the exercises in the following clips contain the click except for the solo tracks. Please allow some time for download since they are very large files.

This clip shows how to use the Rhythmic patterns on pg 8 to work on your Jazz Coordination
The Click is on 2 & 4.
Track 21 Jazz Coordination

This next clip shows how to use the Hand/Foot exercises on pages 121-128 to work on your jazz coordination. This particular exercise deals with broken triplets and 16th’s under a jazz ride cymbal pattern. There is also a window showing my bass drum foot in action.

Track 29 Developing Jazz Coordination using the Hand/Foot Exercise from page 127

These next two clips demonstrate how to play page 121 from the book around the drums. The first clip is using one bass drum note and the second clip is using two bass drum notes.
Hand Foot Coordination from page 121 One bass drum note

Hand Foot Coordination from page 121 Two bass drum notes

This clip demonstrates how to work on the modular rhythms in the book with the rhythmc patterns. Here I am using a left hand lead Brazilian ostinato.
Modular Rhythms Left Hand Lead

This clip shows how to apply the rhythmic patterns with your bass drum to a simple funk ostinato.
Backbeat Ostinato

There are 13 solos on the video which incorporate the techniques learned from the book. Here a a few of them.
Brazilian Style Groove Solo

Fast Afro-Cuban Style solo

Hand Foot Solo#1

Hand Foot Solo#2

Video Lesson: Second Line Drum Solo

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Here is a Drum Set Solo in a New Orleans Second Line style.
Second Line Solo

Video Lesson: Soloing in 3/4 time

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video of me soloing over a 3/4 time hi hat ostinato. Please exuse the just woke up look and the hilarious expressions-Ahh, to be young again!
3/4 solo

Video Lesson: Playing Jazz in 3/4 time

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

This video demonstrates different ways to approach playing and soloing in 3/4 time. Please allow plenty of time for the video to load.
3/4 Jazz

Video Lesson: Jazz Ride Cymbal Technique

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

In this video I demonstrate how to develop jazz ride cymbal technique at many different tempos. As usual please allow time for the file to download.
Jazz Ride Cymbal Technique

Video Lesson: Jazz Coordination Exercises #1

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video which demonstrates how to work on the Jazz Coordination Exercises from my book. Please allow plenty of time for download since this is a large file.
Jazz Coordination#1

Video Lesson: Jazz Coordination Exercises #2 Advanced

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video dealing with the Jazz Coordination Exercises from my book. Please alow ample time for download since this is a large file.
jazz coordination

Lesson Video: Rudimental style solo over foot ostinatos

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video demonstration of soloing in a rudimental style over several foot ostinatos from my book. Please give the video lots of time to download since it is a large file.
soloing over foot ostinatos

Video Lesson Afro-Cuban Ostinatos

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video lesson that explains how to work on the Afro -Cuban ostinatos section from my book. Please give the video lots of time to download since it is a large file.
afro-cuban ostinatos

Video Lesson Brazilian Drum Set Ostinatos

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Here is a video lesson that explains how to work on the Brazilian ostinatos section from my book. Please give the video lots of time to download since it is a large file.

brazilian ostinatos