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The Moeller Method

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Moeller Method Mechanics

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    Tutorial 1

    The Moeller Technique


    Luke explains his approach to the Moeller Method and why it's a valuable and important technique to learn.

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    Tutorial 2

    Moeller Technique Exercises Pt. 1


    A series of exercises that focus on the foundational Moeller Method motions.

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    Tutorial 3

    Moeller Technique Exercises Pt. 2


    Additional exercises designed to develop the Moeller Method technique.

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    Tutorial 4

    Moeller Technique Recap


    Luke recaps the important points of the Moeller Method Mechanics lessons.

Moeller Method Accent Variations

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    Tutorial 5

    Moeller Accent Variations


    How to play 2, 3 and 4-note accent patterns using the Moeller Method.

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    Tutorial 6

    Moeller One Hand Accent Exercises


    Luke provides a series of one-handed exercises designed to build your ability to play various Moeller accents.

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    Tutorial 7

    Moeller Ghost Note Drop-ins


    Explore additional exercises where the opposite hand plays ghost note drop-ins for more creative grooves and colors.

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    Tutorial 8

    Moeller Accent Variations Recap


    Luke summarizes the finer points of the Moeller Accent Variations lessons.

Mixing Moeller Accent Patterns

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    Tutorial 9

    Mixing Moeller Accents - Introduction


    How to mix various Moeller accents to create new musical accent patterns and ideas.

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    Tutorial 10

    Moeller Single Hand Accent Exercises


    A series of one-handed exercises that utilize different accent patterns played against changing rhythmic rates.

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    Tutorial 11

    Mixing Moeller Accents


    Learn additional exercises in which the accent pattern changes within a fixed rhythmic rate.

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    Tutorial 12

    Mixing Moeller Ghost Note Drop-ins


    A series of exercises where the opposite hand plays ghost note drop-ins against the mixed Moeller accent pattern.

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    Tutorial 13

    Mixing Moeller Accents Recap


    Luke recaps the Mixing Moeller Accents lessons.

Two-Hand Moeller Accents

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    Tutorial 14

    Two-Hand Moeller Accents


    How to use Moeller accents with both hands simultaneously to create new, more complex rhythmic ideas.

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    Tutorial 15

    Two-Hand Moeller Accents Triplet Patterns


    Discover how to play accent patterns with both hands played against triplets.

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    Tutorial 16

    Two-Hand Moeller Accents 16th & 32nd Notes


    See how to play accent patterns with both hands played against 16th and 32nd notes.

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    Tutorial 17

    Two-Hand Moeller Accents Recap


    Luke recaps the techniques and important points of the two-hand Moeller Accents lessons.

Moeller Push-Throw Accent Techniques

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    Tutorial 18

    Moeller Push-Throw Accents


    An introduction to the "Push/Throw" Moeller techniques and how they can be used to play fast single-strokes.

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    Tutorial 19

    Moeller Push-Throw Exercises Pt. 1


    A series of exercises designed to develop the Push/Throw technique with one hand.

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    Tutorial 20

    Moeller Push-Throw Exercises Pt. 2


    Learn additional exercises where the opposite hand plays ghost note drop-ins in order to play fast single-strokes.

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    Tutorial 21

    Moeller Push-Throw Exercises Recap


    Luke recaps all the finer points of the "Push/throw" Moeller Accents lessons.

In this Drumstroke tutorial series, master drum instructor Luke Oswald teaches you the secrets of the challenging, but extremely effective, percussive stroke technique called the Moeller Method.

Luke begins by explaining his approach to the Moeller Method, and why it’s a valuable technique for any drummer to learn. He then jumps right in, showing you exercises that cover the foundational Moeller Method motions in-detail.

Once the fundamentals are covered, Luke demonstrates how to play accent variations, both with one-hand accents, and ghost note drop-ins. Then he explores some accent patterns, teaching you how to mix Moeller Accents to create brand new patterns and ideas.

The final videos lead to a series of exercises covering two-handed Moeller Accents, and finally Moeller Push/Throw accent techniques. If you’ve heard of the Moeller Technique and have always wanted to learn it or are up for a new challenge in your drum technique, don’t miss Drumstroke “The Moeller Method”!

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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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Date published: 2016-11-02