Derek Roddy's Playing with Your Drums
Aimed at drummers of all styles and levels, this DVD featuring extreme metal drummer Derek Roddy provides an enlightening and fun discussion of common issues facing every drummer. It discusses the ins and outs of setting up and getting comfortable on your drumset. Joined by a panel of 3 other professional drummers, Derek delves into detail on important (yet often overlooked) topics such as seat height, position/angle of the drums, using your available space on stage, setting up your pedals, creating an ergonomic setup, proper positioning of your hardware, placement of the hi-hat, how to position your toms, and even the importance and proper use of a drum carpet. Everything you've always wanted to know about creating your ideal setup is included on this DVD! This casual and entertaining program will provide all drummers with useful tidbits that can be put to direct use on your next gig or practice session. As a bonus, the program includes footage of Derek playing along to 5 tracks, and an improvised drum solo. Running time: 1 hr., 20 min.
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