Creative Control (Book)

Play along charts, songs and exercises designed to build technique and vocabulary on the drum set.

The ultimate guide to cutting-edge drumming techniques!

Designed to be used as either a standalone product or in combination with the Creative Control video, Thomas Lang presents the unique and innovative system that he has used to develop his awesome speed, control, finesse, and coordination a step-by-step system that will allow you to hone your drumming chops so that you can play more effectively in any style of music.

In Part I, Thomas details his methodology and provides you with over 90 challenging exercises created to allow you to practice technique, endurance, accuracy, timing, independence, coordination, mechanics, and stamina.

Part II of the book contains applied musical examples that showcase many of the techniques and ideas presented in Part I.

Included are play-along rhythm charts and audio tracks for five musical compositions Thomas performs in the Creative Control video, which were specially re-mixed without drums exclusively for this book. In addition to the charts, Thomas has written extensive performance notes for each song, in which he describes in detail how the pieces are constructed and his own thought process in creating his drum parts for these songs.

Print Edition Only Bonus: The print edition of this book includes a download of the full Creative Control video. Please note that the digital edition of this book does not include the video download. Both print and digital editions include audio files for play-along tracks.

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  • Thomas Lang


  • Drums


  • Drum Solos
  • Prog
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
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