Morris 'Arnie' Lang: The Gladstone Technique - Drums (DVD)

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Publisher: Hal Leonard
Author: Morris Lang
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

In this 2 hour DVD, Morris 'Arnie' Lang shares the wisdom gained in his studies with the legendary drummer Billy Gladstone.

Drawing on decades of experience as percussionist with the New York Philharmonic, and as a world-renowned educator, Lang covers the Gladstone technique in detail, explaining parts of the stroke, body mechanics and more.

An approach to the rudiments is covered in detail, as well as various other subjects, including accents and matched and traditional grip. There is also a segment on applying the Gladstone technique to the Drumset.

Lang gives an insight into how he has carried on the tradition of manufacturing the Gladstone drums with his own company and discusses many aspects of his career, including his work with the New York Philharmonic, auditions, working with a conductor, knowledge of styles and more.

Published on: 16 May 2014
Length: 2 hours
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00129047

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      Hatfield Herts GB les pro drummer/teacher
      Morris Lang studied with Billy Gladstone who unfortunately wrote no drum books, yet Gladstone had a formidable technique of which Buddy Rich said he was Number 1. Wow, high praise indeed.
      Lang misses some technique issues which really need detailed explantions, which are almost given to us from the Billy Gladstone book by Chet Falzerano, such as that Gladstone studied the escapment of piano action to help him understand rebound!! This dvd feels like a missed opportunity. Lang was a top flight percussionist in his day. He teaching to 2 students is a bit dry and sluggish, the dvd filming & direction is a bit disappointing.
      Nevertheless, Lang's dvd is the closest we're ever going to get to knowing something of the Gladstone technique.
      Lang promotes his copies of the infamous Gladstone drum, only 50 or so made and highly collectable. Check out youtube for a clip of Louise Bellson playing his.

      Nevertheless, by combining the readily available instruction of Jim Chapin, (dvd)Gladstone (Lang's dvd) and Sandford Moeller (book) techniques, you'll have great drum hands!
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      Confirmed purchase: 10 November 2014
      Published on: 23 December 2014