DVD Title: Bass Drum techniques for today's drummer, Unburying the Beater, by Matt Ritter
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Matt has excellent foot technique. I've yet to see a better description in media that describes this technique in detail. I studied with Rick Steed in CA years ago, and he called the technique "fulcrum foot".
IMO, the technique is very useful for beginners and Pros alike, regardless of music style.
Everything from setup to posture and shoes. Matt describes different applications of the method (Triplets, 8ths, 16ths etc) in a articulate manner. I'm not crazy about the pace of the DVD (it drags at some points), and his BD sound is very open and resonant, but the technique he teaches is a must for those wanting to learn. Will it teach you how to heel-toe to QTR=280? No, but it will teach you the proper way to play a Bass Drum....exactly what I was expecting. Thanks, Matt.