Dave Weckl – Natural Evolution: How to Develop Technique
Mar 06 2015
In this DVD Dave explains and demonstrates his natural approach to the drums. All of the topics discussed are explained and demonstrated on the drum pad and then on the drum set. Lastly, they are brought to life with exciting live recordings of the Dave Weckl Band and a special acoustic group put together for this DVD. The musicians featured include Buzz Feiten, Brandon Fields, Tom Kennedy, Jay Oliver, Ernie Watts and Steve Weingart.
The DVD will allow you see and hear Dave explain and demonstrate his new concepts of stick grip which leads to the contrast of his older tight into the kit approach as compared to his new flowing, powerful out the kit approach. He covers wrist technique, finger technique, and the rebound approach for both hands and feet. Stick choice and proper set up for flowing stress free playing are also covered. This DVD includes a cameo appearance by Fredie Gruber who explains some of the basics of technique that are cornerstones of Dave’s playing.
If you would like to improve your drumming technique you will love this DVD. In it Dave explains in detail wrist and finger contol, double stroke rolls and moeller techniques. He also talks about drum positioning and bass drum control. Dave’s system will allow you to play with less effort taking advantage of the natural rebound of the sticks.
This DVD is a must have in terms of learning to play drums with less effort. He talks about seating position, drum set positioning, wrist and grip, match and traditional grips in detail, shows basic snare exercises, Moeller Technique, foot position and it has also a Freddie Gruber special appearance.
Dave Weckl has become quite the virtuoso and with the passing of such greats as Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson Dave has assumed the mantel of the current day great players, in fact he made more sense in what he played in sixteen bars compared to the others he appeared with as part of a tour of great drummers.
Any drummer who understands the importance of technique to get the job done properly with an unending reserve of ability and endurance will appreciate this DVD lesson from a virtuoso drummer who will become mentioned in the same sentence as Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson and time passes. The live performances of his band as part of this production only add to the awe and excitement as you learn something from a person who can really play the drums.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 720×480 29.97 fps 6500 kbps
Audio: AC3 224 kbps 2 ch 48 KHz
Size: 4.7 Gb