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Hand Technique Workshop

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Chapter 1 : Grip Variations & Wrist/Finger Control Exercises

  • Relaxed German Grip 6:27

    Relaxed German Grip

    Luke teaches you all the important basics to drumming such as basic hand grips and their variations, single-stroke and double-stroke techniques and exercises.

  • Fulcrum Variations & The Rebound Approach 5:57

    Fulcrum Variations & The Rebound Approach

    Luke explains the difference between the German grip and the French Timpani grip, and demonstrates how to use a modified "Relaxed German Grip".

  • Grip Variations 8:18

    Grip Variations

    Learn all about how to use additional grip variations.

  • Single-Stroke Techniques 10:41

    Single-Stroke Techniques

    Discover single-stroke exercises that are designed to work on technique and build control.

  • Double-Stroke Techniques 7:13

    Double-Stroke Techniques

    See double-stroke exercises that are designed to work on technique and build control.

  • Single-Stroke Exercises Pt. 1 7:36

    Single-Stroke Exercises Pt. 1

    Watch more single-stroke exercises demonstrated at 100bpm.

  • Single-Stroke Exercises Pt. 2 4:39

    Single-Stroke Exercises Pt. 2

    Learn additional single-stroke exercises demonstrated at 120bpm.

  • Double-Stroke Exercises 6:20

    Double-Stroke Exercises

    Luke wraps it up with double-stroke exercises demonstrated at 100-120bpm.

Chapter 2 : Facility Building Exercises for Singles & Doubles

  • Single & Double Exercises - Introduction 0:34

    Single & Double Exercises - Introduction

    Learn how to build control and endurance for single-strokes and double-strokes.

  • Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th Note 5:59

    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th Note

    Build a solid drumming foundation with single-stroke exercises based on 8th notes.

  • Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note 8:29

    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note

    Learn additional facility building single-stroke exercises based on 8th notes and 16th notes.

  • Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note 7:25

    Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note

    Continue to build your drumming foundation with double-stroke exercises based on 8th notes and 16th notes.

  • Inv Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note 7:41

    Inv Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note

    Discover how inverted double-stroke exercises based on 8th notes and 16th notes can take your chops further.

  • Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th Note Triplets 3:37

    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th Note Triplets

    Luke demonstrates single-stroke exercises based on 8th note triplets for more drumming vocabulary.

  • Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note Triplets 6:05

    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note Triplets

    Learn more single-stroke exercises based on 8th note and 16th note triplets.

  • Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note Triplets 6:41

    Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note Triplets

    Get a dose of double-stroke exercises based on 8th note and 16th note triplets.

  • Inv Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note Triplets 6:11

    Inv Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note Triplets

    See how inverted double-stroke exercises based on 8th note and 16th note triplets add more ammo to your drumming chops arsenal.

Chapter 3 : Technique Transitions & Subdivision Exercises

  • Technique Transitions - Introduction 2:09

    Technique Transitions - Introduction

    Luke explains his approach to technique transitions and explains why it's important to work on a variety of techniques.

  • Transitions & Subdivision Exercises Explanation 5:35

    Transitions & Subdivision Exercises Explanation

    Learn how to transition between techniques with seamless effort while playing single-strokes and double-strokes.

  • Subdivision Grid Single-Stroke 9:46

    Subdivision Grid Single-Stroke

    Explore a series of single-stroke exercises using the Subdivision Grid as a guide for the rhythmic variations and transition point.

  • Double-Stroke Transitions 3:01

    Double-Stroke Transitions

    Luke serves up some double-stroke exercises using the Subdivision Grid while transitioning between wrist and fingers.

  • Transitions & Subdivision Exercise Recap 3:07

    Transitions & Subdivision Exercise Recap

    Discover additional double-stroke exercises that focus on the transition between wrist and fingers that build precise control.

Chapter 4 : Advanced Technique & Control

  • Advanced Technique & Control - Introduction 1:26

    Advanced Technique & Control - Introduction

    Luke continues his discussion of technique transitions and provides a series of "advanced" technique transition exercises.

  • Static Single-Stroke Control 6:49

    Static Single-Stroke Control

    Explore a series of single-stroke exercises with a static rhythm designed to develop the technique transition concept.

  • Dynamic Single-Stroke Control 2:58

    Dynamic Single-Stroke Control

    Discover additional single-stroke exercises where the rhythmic rate changes dynamically.

  • Static Double-Stroke Control 3:52

    Static Double-Stroke Control

    Luke now reveals double-stroke exercises utilizing a static rhythmic.

  • Dynamic Double-Stroke Control 2:36

    Dynamic Double-Stroke Control

    Learn additional double-stroke exercises where the rhythmic rate changes.

  • Static Inv Double-Stroke Control 4:10

    Static Inv Double-Stroke Control

    Inverted double-stroke exercises are now shown that focus on technique transitions while using a fixed rhythm.

  • Dynamic Inv Double-Stroke Control 2:07

    Dynamic Inv Double-Stroke Control

    Additional inverted double-stroke exercises with a changing rhythmic rate.

  • Advanced Technique & Control Recap 0:34

    Advanced Technique & Control Recap

    Luke recaps the Advanced Technique & Control lessons.

Product Overview


The first Drumstroke tutorial series is here! Drum guru Luke Oswald starts at the beginning and teaches you the all-important basics to drumming such as Hand Grips and their variations, Single and Double-Stroke Techniques, exercises that will improve your drumming technique and build strength and speed.

Luke begins by explaining the difference between the German grip and the French Timpani grip, as well as showing you the modified “Relaxed German Grip.” That leads to a demonstration of the Fulcrum Point within your grip and a discussion of the Rebound Approach.

With those basics covered, Luke dives right into teaching you important Single and Double-Stroke techniques as well as specific exercises for each.

If you’re a beginning drummer who wants to start off with good habits, or you’ve been drumming for a while and want to revisit proper technique to build even more strength and speed in your drumming, don’t miss the first Drumstroke series “Hand Technique Workshop”!


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