Joe Morello – Drum Method 1: The Natural Approach To Technique
Apr 26 2016
Joe Morello is one of the most important drummers in jazz-and here’s your chance to learn directly from him! Joe demonstrates roll techniques, matched grip and traditional stick positions, sounds on the drumhead, cross sticking, tuning, and much more, all using natural body movement. Plus great vintage footage of Joe in action with the Dave Brubeck Quintet! Jazz drummer Joe Morello presents a wealth of knowledge on drum technique, and shows his skills in a vintage performance with the Dave Brubeck Quintet.
First, Joe Morello’s on-camera teaching style can be frustrating because he is whips through each lesson quickly. However, you can replay any segment of lesson as often as necessary, and Joe does provide a constant stream of advice and tips that – if you heed them and actually put them to use – will dramatically improve your technique.
Second, this is NOT a video to be watched from start to finish without interruption. Watch it one exercise at a time, breaking at the end of each exercise to actually perform the exercises, and repeat until you feel that you are comfortable with, and have met the objectives of, each exercise before proceeding to the next. Then, incorporate those exercises into your personal practice regimen. This may not sound like much fun (and at first it isn’t), but it does build muscle-memory, which means that the techniques and exercise objectives are incorporated into your own playing, which is why you purchased this video in the first place, right?
Finally, regardless of your level of proficiency or ingrained style with respect to grip and technique, if you follow the exercises and work at employing the techniques Joe teaches, you can “unlearn” any bad habits you bring to the lessons and exercises.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: 720×480, 29.970 fps, DivX
Audio: 48 kHz, MP3, 2 ch, 64.00 kbps avg
Size: 954 Mb