Mirroring: Double Bass Technique Lesson

Hey Everyone,

I want to share my latest drum lesson on what I call "mirroring." I use this term to describe playing back and forth (a la "Call and Response" in jazz) between your hands and feet (or between any other limbs).

I first heard this technique when I watched Marco Minnmann's Live in LA video for DW. I was amazed by how he played intricate patterns with his hands and could effortlessly replicate them with his feet.

https://youtu.be/a8UvkDk8c6k

Please check it out!

Thanks!

Geoff
 
Drum Set Movement & Mechanics Series: Developing Singles Around the Set

Hi Everyone,

I want to share my newest lesson on developing single strokes around the set. I often see drummers who are limited by their weaker hand or who are generally uncomfortable moving around their set. So, I created this lesson to help those who are looking for exercises that can get them used to playing freely in any direction.

https://youtu.be/D4E-Gly0JH4

If you like the lesson, please check out my website or my youtube channel (below).

Thanks!

Geoff

www.gattsdrums.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI5s1EuqgvrnWJPCL-w9ELg
 

GrowthMusic

Senior Member
Honestly man, great work. Really well-spoken and right to the point without any flashy/distracting stuff. I'm hoping to maybe utilize a few concepts you've touched upon in your lessons. The cross sticking triplet singles bit was killer; looks cool and, more importantly, sounds quite slick.

Thanks for posting!
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Good stuff. But I want to know what those other limbs are besides your hands and feet.


hands and feet (or between any other limbs).
 
Hi GRUNTERSDAD!

Great question. Frankly, I didn't explain that very well. What I mean is that you can play back and forth between any alternate pairs of limbs.

So, as I demonstrated in the video, you could play something between your right hand (RH) and left hand (LH) and then mirror that with your right foot (RF) and left foot (LF). Or, you could play something between your RH and RF and then mirror that using your LH and LF. Last, you could play something between your LH and RF and mirror that with your RH and LF.

...unless of course you do have more than 4 limbs, in which case you could probably blow us all away with your drumming! :)
 

Jaakkima

Member
Re: Drum Set Movement & Mechanics Series: Developing Singles Around the Set

Hi Everyone,

I want to share my newest lesson on developing single strokes around the set. I often see drummers who are limited by their weaker hand or who are generally uncomfortable moving around their set. So, I created this lesson to help those who are looking for exercises that can get them used to playing freely in any direction.

https://youtu.be/D4E-Gly0JH4

If you like the lesson, please check out my website or my youtube channel (below).

Thanks!

Geoff

www.gattsdrums.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI5s1EuqgvrnWJPCL-w9ELg
Great video, liked and subscribed :) Smooth & clearly presented introduction. Good quality overall and your drumming sounds good too. I also really liked the notation footer. Lots of good stuff packed in a 6-minute video!
 
GattsDrums: Beginner 4/4 Drum Lesson

Hey everyone,

Just finished a new YouTube lesson on 4/4 time. It's a basic overview and demonstrates three common beats.

I got a little trigger happy with the graphics on this one, so I hope they actually help!

https://youtu.be/LHZpCVKaIGg

Thanks!

Geoff
 
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