Drum Exercises and Methods that can fit in your pocket
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Here you can find James’ drum methods and exercises, download on to any of your devices and enjoy the convenience of having them always in your pocket.
The Secrets of Extreme Metal Drumming - eBook
The Secrets of Extreme Metal Drumming is an interactive eBook that includes over 100 clickable clips. The instructional method is based on the Freddie Gruber approach of drumming applied to extreme metal playing, starting from the most basic information to the most advanced tips on techniques and fast drumming.
This eBook goes beyond only demo exercises. James explains the importance of body motion and its role in drumming techniques and how the body reacts to external forces like the rebound and the spring of the pedal.
Learn how to develop hand and feet techniques and apply them in the most efficient way to control them on the drums. Get in sync with pedals and drums with this eBook.
CLIPS FILMED BY: Cristina Limonta
DRUMS RECORDED AT: Trai Studio
PHOTOS BY: Marco Cattaneo
- Introduction - Study Method - Fulcrum - Rebound/Maintenance - Feet/Hands Similarities - Posture - Feet Technique - Ankle Isolation - Springless Exercises - Spring Exercises - Steps To Apply The Techniques - Groove
Three Ways Independence
Three Ways Independence comes from years of research on how to develop the most efficient and complete practice method ever created. The goal was to create a method that would save practice time, but still include a step-by-step course with a set of comprehensive exercises that would teach us how to play anything that comes to our mind, and without having to study styles of music outside our interests.
I’ve named this method Three Ways Independence because the exercises are organized into three different sections, based on the three ways our brain controls our limbs - Horizontal, Vertical and Crisscrossed.
The sequence of exercises will push you to execute all possible permutations of body motions. Once you’ve gone through and studied, practiced, and internalized these exercises, you will no longer have limb independence issues.
- The Alphabet
- Horizontal: Leading with the hands
- Horizontal: Leading with the feet
- Vertical: Leading with the right
- Vertical: Leading with the left
- Crisscrossed: Leading with the right hand and left foot
- Crisscrossed: Leading with the left hand and right foot