fundamental

Bounce Stroke, Full Stroke, Tap Stroke, Full Stroke

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Technique

This lesson defines the fundamental stroke motions that we will be using for everything we play.

Technique: Holding the Sticks

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 17 min Category: Hand Technique, Technique

This is the most fundamental lesson to take away from this course, and a topic that is often overlooked.

The Outside Release Motion

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 8 min Category: Technique

The outside release motion was developed by the legendary Sanford Moeller.  This is fundamental to efficient playing motion and creating stress notes.

Technique: Wrist Turns

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 17 min Category: Hand Technique, Technique

Ralph, Joe and Don demonstrate the proper way to turn your wrist for the matched and traditional grip. Proper wrist turns are the foundation for building your speed. They will allow you to stay relaxed and allow the stick to bounce.

Technique: Down Stroke, Tap Up Stroke

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 5 min Category: Hand Technique, Technique

Using the stroke motions from the previous lesson, we will learn our first 2-stroke motion.  

Bounce Stroke, Full Stroke, Tap Stroke, Full Stroke

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Technique

This lesson defines the fundamental stroke motions that we will be using for everything we play.

Independence: Playing a Rim Shot

Teacher: Chad Smith Length: 14 min Category: Independence

In this lesson, we put everything together to play our first full beat.

Holding the Sticks

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 17 min Category: Technique

This is the most fundamental lesson to take away from this course, and a topic that is often overlooked.

Technique: Stress and Unstress, 3-Stroke Motion

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 10 min Category: Hand Technique, Technique

This is our first 3-stroke motion.  The down stroke is our stress note, which is followed by two unstress notes: the tap and tap-up stroke.

The Outside Release Motion ®

Teacher: Ralph Humphrey Length: 8 min Category: Technique

The outside release motion was developed by the legendary Sanford Moeller.  This is fundamental to efficient playing motion and creating stress notes.