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Joe Morello - Drum Method 1: The Natural Approach to Technique

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  • Introduction 4:50


    Joe Morello welcomes you to the course.

  • Hand Positions and Wrist Turns (examples 1-7) 10:23

    Hand Positions and Wrist Turns (examples 1-7)

    In this video, Joe discusses hand positions and wrist turns.

  • Using Forearms for Power (examples 8-13) 7:03

    Using Forearms for Power (examples 8-13)

    See how Joe's techniques for using forearms for pwerful.

  • Archival Performance - England 1964 3:07

    Archival Performance - England 1964

    In this video, watch a 1964 performance by Joe in England.

  • Finger Control (example 14) 3:22

    Finger Control (example 14)

    Joe discusses finger control.

  • Rudiments 2:33


    In this video, learn all about rudiments.

  • Using Techniques on the Drums 1:35

    Using Techniques on the Drums

    Joe shows some different drumming techniques.

  • Closed Roll (examples 15-16) 5:05

    Closed Roll (examples 15-16)

    Learn about the closed roll.

  • Match Grip Roll 1:38

    Match Grip Roll

    Joe discusses the match grip roll.

  • Archival Performance #2 0:35

    Archival Performance #2

    See another performance from the past.

  • Getting Different Sounds 1:51

    Getting Different Sounds

    Learn how to get some different sounds with your drums.

  • Choosing Sticks 1:17

    Choosing Sticks

    Learn how to decide which type of sticks work best for you.

  • Tuning 7:36


    Joe discusses tuning the drums.

  • 6:34

    "Master Studies" Exercises (examples 17-24)

    Joe shows some great exercises.

  • End Performance 2:12

    End Performance

    Joe gives a final performance.

Product Overview

Joe Morello is one of the most important drummers in jazz, and here is your chance to learn directly from him! In this video series 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.

As a bonus, there's great vintage footage of Joe in action with the Dave Brubeck Quintet. See and hear why Joe Morello is one of the most quintessential jazz drummers of our time!

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