Jeff Bowders – Double Bass Drumming Workshop
Jul 03 2016
In this information-packed DVD double-kick specialist Jeff Bowders shows you tips and techniques for getting the most out of your double bass drum playing. This state-of-the-art tutorial will bring your double-kick playing right up to date with dozens of progressive, step-by-step exercises that reveal the details behind:
- Pedal technique and balance
- Mirrored double bass grooves
- Endurance and stamina exercises
- Fill and soloing techniques and concepts
During additional live performance segments, Jeff shows you exactly how to put your new skills and ideas to work in a variety of grooves.
On this DVD, Jeff Bowders (the phenomenal drumming presence behind recent Paul Gilbert releases) exposes us to his balaned approach to double bass work, which eschews the old RLRL sawhorse for a method that utilizes both feet equally. It’s demanding at first, at least until your non-dominant foot wakes up, but once it does, the applications of this method are pretty amazing. Besides offering plenty of exercises to help equally strenghten both feet, Bowders also demonstrates this method in several musical interludes, all of which I, for one, would like to hear on a CD. There’s plenty of helpful material on this DVD, and some if requires patience, but if you stick with it, your feet (and by extension, your double-bass playing) will thank you.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR
Audio: AC3 2 ch 48 KHZ
Size: 2.7 Gb