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Jeff Bowders Double Bass Drumming Workshop

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10 Videos | Length: 1hr 6min 31sec
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    Tutorial 1



    Jeff performs some metal tunes to show us some of the precision that we'll be learning in this series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Pedal Technique & Balance


    In this video, Jeff explains pedal or foot technique. Jeff also gives some foot placement and setup advice to help us set up our double bass drum pedal.

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    Tutorial 3

    Mirrored Warm-Ups / Coordination Exercises


    Jeff gives us some simple warm-ups and exercises to help us before drumming. These exercises will help coordinate our hands and feet to help tighten our playing.

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    Tutorial 4

    16th Note Mirrored Grooves


    In this video, Jeff helps us understand 16th note rhythms and gives some warm ups to help us get ready to rock out. Mirrored grooves are a two-bar phrase with reversed footings.

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    Tutorial 5

    Triplet / Shuffle Mirrored Grooves


    Jeff discusses Triplets and describes the different feels between triplet and straight beats. Jeff also takes us through some exercises that will help us practice Triplets and become comfortable playing and adding them into your performances.

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    Tutorial 6

    Endurance / Stamina Exercises


    In this video, Jeff gives some routines to practice that will help us develop our Endurance and Stamina.

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    Tutorial 7

    Double Bass Fills & Soloing Concepts


    Jeff talks about incorporating Fills and Solos into your playing, then he breaks down the different types of Fills and Solo Concepts so that we can understand how to put these techniques in our performances.

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    Tutorial 8

    "4 Pennies" (Performance)


    In this video, Jeff speeds up the pedals and shows us a solo called '4 Pennies'.

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    Tutorial 9

    "Milk Shake" (Performance)


    Jeff performs 'Milk Shake' along with some music and shows off some of what we have learned in this series.

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    Tutorial 10

    Wrap Up


    Jeff gives us some final words before signing out.

In this Hal Leonard video series, double bass drum specialist Jeff Bowders shows you tips and techniques for getting the most out of your double bass drum playing.

Dozens of progressive, step-by-step exercises reveal the details behind Pedal technique and balance, mirrored double bass grooves, endurance and stamina exercises, and fill and soloing technique and concepts.

During additional live performance segments, Jeff also shows you how to put your double bass drum skills and ideas to work in a variety of grooves, expanding your low end sonic pallet.

Also included is a downloadable PDF that contains the lesson examples Jeff refers to throughout the series. Get it via the "Download Project Extras" link that will appear below the video titles list on the left of this page once you're signed in to your All-Access Web Pass. If you bought the download version of this product, the PDF is included in the download.

If you want to learn how to add power and punch to your double bass drum chops, check out "Jeff Bowders Double Bass Drumming Workshop" today!

Submitted 2 years ago

Plenty of excercises

Solid tutorial. The odd-time excercises are fine for me, they may be an added impedement to people looking for simple double bass training.

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Jeff Bowders’ abilities as an educator have made him one of the most popular instructors at the Musicians Institute’s Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT). His playing has put him on the first-call list from Nashville to Los Angeles.

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Jeff Bowders Double Bass Drumming Workshop is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Plenty of excercises Solid tutorial. The odd-time excercises are fine for me, they may be an added impedement to people looking for simple double bass training.
Date published: 2016-08-04