The most comprehensive guide to foot technique for drummers ever available.
Presenting the most comprehensive guide to foot technique for drummers ever available. With this sequel to his award-winning bestseller on hand technique, Jojo Mayer covers a wide range of techniques, from the most fundamental to the most sophisticated. State-of-the-art visualization and in-depth analysis offer easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for drummers of every skill level. In this highly entertaining and informative program, Jojo explains every aspect of foot technique and pedals—and for the first time reveals the inner workings of his own technique in great detail.
Contents include bass drum technique fundamentals including heel-down and heel-up playing, playing “in” vs. “out” of the bass drum, the pivot, bass drum hybrid techniques such as double strokes, the constant release technique, exploiting rebound/dislocated spring exercise, the rocking motion, the swiveling technique, the heel-toe technique, the Mayer power slide technique, grouping exercises, the Moeller pumping motion and Jojo’s personal “secret weapon” techniques.
Also included is a complete discussion of the history of the bass drum pedal, anatomy of the pedal, a guide on adjusting your pedals, overview of the perfect balance pedal, discussion of shoes, single vs. double pedal, and a complete analysis of the hi-hat, from its history to setup to playing techniques. Jojo also covers useful topics such as speed, control, managing beater flutter, balance on the drum seat, seat height and posture, and single and double stroke coordination. Additional bonus material, tips and performance clips are included as well.