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Playing Techniques Book 2


The second book in a series of four, written by Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro, focusing on the study of everything pertaining to the proper technical performance of music on the drum set.

Playing Techniques Book 2 $24.99$99.99

This Playing Techniques course, from Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro, involves the study of everything pertaining to the proper technical performance of music on the drum set. The materials are presented in a systematic manner similar to a college course, which the authors refined over decades of teaching at Musicians Institute and Los Angeles College of Music.

Book Two contains Category 2 & 3 sticking; flams, flam paradiddles and other flam rudiments voiced on the drums; buzz rolls; continued development of foot technique and independence; continued use of foot ostinatos with hand patterns in 4/4 and 12/8; melodic phrasing around the drum set; ruff and drag rudiments; and continued control development.

Print or eBook Editions Available | 112 Pages | with Video

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About The Series

The Playing Techniques series marks the culmination of Ralph and Joe’s deep contribution to drum set education. I had the honor and privilege to work with Ralph as he completed all the material contained in the series before his passing. Playing Techniques contains 179 video demonstrations by Ralph. The videos are informal, full of incredible advice and playing and feel like you are sitting in class or a private lesson with him. Ralph’s final wish is for everyone to have access to this curriculum, and he was so honored to partner with Hudson Music and Drum Channel to make this a reality.

Mike Packer – Producer and Editor of the Playing Techniques series

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