Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer DVD
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I think this is a great instructional video. The only competition of which I am aware in this particular niche are the Joe Morello technique DVDS. Morello's DVDs are wonderful and I recommend them, not the least because they have some of Morello's fantastic playing. But Mayer's DVD is even better than the Morello DVDs. The principal reason is that Mayer covers a broader range of techniques, ranging from the "free" or Gladstone stroke to the Moeller techniques and its variations to the one stroke roll. In addition, Mayer's explanations of each are as clear, detailed, and understandable as one could possibly want. Each technique is broken down into constituent elements, explained in depth, depicted both slowly and up to speed, and accompanied by recommended exercises for developing facility with the technique. There is enough practice material for years.
Mayer is a good person to present the material. He is not annoying or self-absorbed. He comes across as sincere, intelligent, knowledgeable, and concerned.
I was not familiar with Mayer before this DVD but am now a real fan. The segments in which he does some playing are a real treat. He is versatile, musical, and *incredibly* fast.
I did my share of research before purchasing this video and just about everyone exclaimed how amazing it is. Well, look at the reviews here on Amazon. During the time of this review there are 48 reviews written and only a handful (5) are 4-star reviews, nothing lower. Everyone loves this video and for good reason. If you're looking to improve your hand technique (and who isn't) then this is the only video you will need to master.
I'm a bit of a late bloomer with the drums. I've always appreciated the drums very much but for some reason I grew up a bass player. Well I'm 27 now and it's about time to go ahead and hang up the bass. It's going to be impossible to cover 20 years worth of ground in the next few years, so instead I figured I would just become the best drummer I can become in the shortest amount of time possible. I noticed many drummers that have been playing for years that aren't very proficient have poor hand technique. I wanted to nip this one in the bud right away because I believe that will help me gain some time back. A lot of drummers focus on speed from the get-go and forget about technique and control - which in my opinion is much more important.
No amount of YouTube how-to videos can train you like Jojo can. I have learned much more during one viewing of this video then I've learned with all other YouTube videos I've watched combined. As stated in other reviews - Jojo not only has absolutely perfect technique, he also teaches these techniques very well.
Jojo is a great teacher.Read more ›
I hope he will do more DVDs, on feet etc. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is essential to developing good hand technique. This will make you twice as good if you learn these techniquesPublished 8 months ago by Holly
Jojo is a drumming master. If you don't have personal access to study with a master, this is the next best thing. I highly recommend.Published 12 months ago by Christopher H Sandoval