Author name: Mark Wessels

DRUM SET PLAY-ALONG TRACKS

In our ongoing effort to provide teachers and students with high quality educational material, Vic Firth has worked with several of the world’s top artists to obtain playalong tracks that can be used in the private teaching studio or for individual practice. No matter the style of music you’re into, or the level of player …

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The Jazz Trio: An Inside View

FEATURING STEVE HOUGHTON, STEVE ALLEE, JEREMY ALLEN – WITH SPECIAL GUEST: RUSTY BURGE This lesson series will provide a unique, inside look at the workings of a jazz trio and quartet. In each of the project’s 12 episodes, you will be treated to an inspiring performance of an original tune or standard, followed by a …

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A FRESH APPROACH TO 4 MALLETS WITH DAVID SKIDMORE

A FRESH APPROACH TOTECHNIQUE AND MUSICIANSHIP WITH FOUR MALLETSby David Skidmore In this educational series, Grammy Award-winning artist and composer David Skidmore introduces each of the fundamental 4-mallet skills step-by-step in 24 progressive lessons. Exercises in each lesson provide not only technical training, but also teach valuable musical phrasing concepts. Each lesson culminates with a …

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RECORDING TIPS FROM THE PROS

With progress of technology, drummers of all ages are now recording professional sounding drum tracks, whether they have access to multi-million dollar studios or simple home-based recording setups! No matter what level you’re at, every drummer can benefit from from the pros who have learned valuable lessons in the studio! This new series of videos …

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ZORO’S WE WANT THE FUNK

Presented by Zoro, this series of video lessons features some of the grooves that charted the course of history — starting in the 1940s when shuffles ruled the airwaves, through the dawning of drum-machine inspired hip-hop beats in the late 1970s. Zoro explains each groove in the series, why the beat made an impact as …

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JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION 101

The Jazz Rhythm Section 101A Video Guide to Developing the Young Rhythm Section In this series of videos, Artist and Educator STEVE HOUGHTON will discuss rhythm section concepts within the big band setting. Designed for the jazz educator and student alike, Steve will cover many of the standard jazz styles (such as swing, shuffle, rock, …

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