Playing with Sticks

This DVD presents a comprehensive approach to developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming. Jeff demonstrates all of the standard rudiments as well as cutting edge hybrids.

Features four-time solo snare drumming world champion, Jeff Queen. This DVD presents a comprehensive approach to developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming.Jeff demonstrates all of the standard rudiments as well as cutting edge hybrids. In addition, he performs several solos that amply display his incredible technique and virtuosity.

Playing with Sticks” is designed to work as a companion to Queen’s acclaimed book, “The Next Level” (Mark Wessels Publications).Presented here are essential hand techniques ranging from the fundamentals to a detailed analysis of the Moeller technique and Velocity stroke. Jeff demonstrates how to apply these techniques to Flams, Diddles, Rolls and Hybrid Rudiments, and talks about the timing, buzz roll control, and offers detailed explanations of “The Grid” and “4-2-1”. Also provided is invaluable information on solo construction and achieving speed, plus many backsticking and stick trick ideas, all of which contribute to making the DVD a virtual encyclopedia of rudimental drumming and hand technique.

THIS DVD IS A MUST FOR ANY LEVEL PLAYER, BEGINNER TO EXTREMELY ADVANCED!

About Jeff Queen

Jeff Queen

Jeff Queen has marched in the snare lines of the Bluecoats, Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights, and the University of North Texas. He was the D.C.I. Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995 as well as the P.A.S. Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995. Jeff is an original cast member of the Tony and Emmy award winning Broadway Show BLAST!, where he was a solo performer and battery instructor from 1999–2003.

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