Thomas Lang: Creative Coordination And Advanced Foot Technique (DVD)

DVDs / Videos | Drums

Publisher: Hudson Music
Artist: Thomas Lang
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
This three-disc, seven-hour set presents a cutting-edge approach to 21st-century drumming with particular emphasis on coordination and foot technique.

In a step-by-step approach that starts slowly and simply, Thomas lays out a clear and concise method for working up to the kinds of fast, complex and challenging beats that have pushed the boundaries of contemporary Rock, Metal and Fusion music.

Sections Include:
  • Advanced Foot-Technique Exercises - Covers the use of single and double-stroke patterns, flam and double-stroke accent patterns and exercises, along with a series of rudimental workouts that show how Thomas has developed the technique for playing multi-pedal orchestrations (M.P.O.s) and foot ostinatos.
  • Contemporary Coordination Matrix - Thomas reveals his 'secret formula,' a method for practicing contemporary coordination and independence in the most efficient and time-saving manner. He breaks down his system so that everyone can see how it’s done.
  • Modern Playing Concepts - Thomas demonstrates how to apply these 21st-Century drumming concepts to real-life playing situations, showing examples of hardcore-drumming techniques in contemporary musical styles as well as several tour de force drum solos.

Extras include:
  • A beautiful four-colour poster with Thomas’ incredible X-Ray drum set on one side and the 'Matrix' on the other.
  • An audio commentary track by Thomas
  • Bonus chapters on Posture, Seat Height, Balance, Stick Grip, and Practicing.
  • Transcriptions (PDF files), a 'tour' of Thomas’ X-Ray Kit and V-Drums Kit
  • Bonus V-Drums Solo a visit to Thomas’ home studio
  • Live Solo performance
  • A photo gallery
  • A full German translation track by Thomas
ISBN: 9781423419945
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 29 November 2006
Length: 420
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: HL00320603

          Musicroom Reviews

          Simply amazing training aid. If you play drums at any level and want to improve your technique, you should get this.
          Anonymous - (High Peak, United Kingdom)