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Hand Technique Workshop

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Chapter 1 : Grip Variations & Wrist/Finger Control Exercises

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    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.

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    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".

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    Grip Variations

    Learn all about how to use additional grip variations.

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    Single-Stroke Techniques

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

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    Double-Stroke Techniques

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

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    Single-Stroke Exercises Pt. 1

    Watch more single-stroke exercises demonstrated at 100bpm.

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    Single-Stroke Exercises Pt. 2

    Learn additional single-stroke exercises demonstrated at 120bpm.

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    Double-Stroke Exercises

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

Chapter 2 : Facility Building Exercises for Singles & Doubles

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    Single & Double Exercises - Introduction

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

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    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th Note

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

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    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note

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

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    Double-Stroke Exercises - 8th & 16th Note

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

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    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.

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    Single-Stroke Exercises - 8th Note Triplets

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

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

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

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

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

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    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

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    Technique Transitions - Introduction

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

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    Transitions & Subdivision Exercises Explanation

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

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    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.

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    Double-Stroke Transitions

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

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    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

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    Advanced Technique & Control - Introduction

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

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    Static Single-Stroke Control

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

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    Dynamic Single-Stroke Control

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

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    Static Double-Stroke Control

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

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    Dynamic Double-Stroke Control

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

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    Static Inv Double-Stroke Control

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

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    Dynamic Inv Double-Stroke Control

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

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    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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jazzdrummer
Submitted 1 year ago

Disappointing

Probably a fine player. Way too much talking and if your are doing things with your hands, consider using a pad rather than a drum. I think really good educators do not teach from their perspective. They teach principles of (drums) movement. There is already a plethora of very good information for free on how to use your hands.


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jazzdrummer
Submitted 1 year ago

Disappointing

Probably a fine player. Way too much talking and if your are doing things with your hands, consider using a pad rather than a drum. I think really good educators do not teach from their perspective. They teach principles of (drums) movement. There is already a plethora of very good information for free on how to use your hands.

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Luke Oswald Professional Drummer and Instructor

1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I've always had an interest in drumming from a young age and started playing in 6th grade when a family friend stored their drum set at my parents house for a summer. I started playing in church the next fall and have been playing ever since. No one had to tell me to practice, it was just something I loved to do. I just enjoyed everything that had to do with drumming.

2. What training have you had?
I studied piano at a young age, then played trumpet from elementary through middle school. I started drumming on my own at the age of 12, then switched to drumming as my main instrument in high school and went on to study in college along with Music Business. I've been teaching drums since college, both private instruction and drum clinics.

3. When did you get into recording?
When I was in middle school/high school, I was very interested in music technology. It was much different then, but I remember recording/sequencing song arrangements with music software and filming videos and editing in camera all the time. In and after college, I started learning about audio production when I was recording drums for the bands I was in.  In the late 2000's I stumbled upon drum sample technology, and that changed everything for me. I started really digging into the study of audio production, recording, mixing and mastering. I started studying video production around the same time as I knew I wanted to eventually film high quality drum videos while using this sample technology.

4. People you have worked with/for?
During my time in Nashville, I studied drums with Derico Watson (Victor Wooten), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Will Denton (Steven Curtis Chapman, LeAnn Rimes), Marcus Finnie (Kirk Whalum, India Arie) and Raymond Massey (Pearl Drums). I've recorded drums on multiple albums produced by Sadson Music Group and have played on albums with artists such as George Clinton and Samantha Ware.

5. Why are you so good at training people?
To me, teaching is as inspiring as performing. When you teach, you're forced to understand the topic at a much deeper level.  I love the process of learning and improving, and to me teaching is just an extension of that process. I learn something new every time I teach anything, whether it be a drum lesson or a software tutorial. I also believe as artists we have a responsibility to pass on the knowledge that we've accumulated. You must take action and apply what you've learned to your own life, but that only goes so far.  If you can take what you've learned and share it with someone else, you're giving them the opportunity to take that knowledge, nurture it and allow it to influence their own lives. Eventually, they can pass that knowledge on to someone else, and the process keeps going. You never know the impact you can have on someone simply by sharing with them what you've learned.

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Hand Technique Workshop is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Disappointing Probably a fine player. Way too much talking and if your are doing things with your hands, consider using a pad rather than a drum. I think really good educators do not teach from their perspective. They teach principles of (drums) movement. There is already a plethora of very good information for free on how to use your hands.
Date published: 2017-08-25
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