RAY LUZIER Double Bass Drum Techniques, Hand & Foot Coordina
MEDIA MAN | 01/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Powerhouse rock drummer Ray Luzier takes you through an in-depth survey of modern rock drumming techniques and styles. Through clear, step-by-step explanations and exercises (including a companion booklet), Ray reveals details of essential techniques, including: warm-ups, accent and double stroke roll exercises * hand and foot coordination exercises * independence, motion and ostinato exercises * double bass drum techniques, grooves and fills * building bass drum speed * and more. Ray also demonstrates how to put your skills to work during exciting live performance footage, featuring fellow David Lee Roth Band alumni Billy Sheehan (bass) and Toshi Hiketa (guitar) plus live footage from Japan, featuring bassist Kesuke Nishimoto. 1 hour, 43 minutes. Includes instructional booklet.
Mark Fitzpatrick | Chicago, IL, USA | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this dvd upon the advice of one of the guys at my local Guitar Center. It is an excellent product!!! Not really familiar with Ray Luzier prior to this, I didn't know what to expect. Ray takes you through simple exercises, from beginner to intermediate and even onto advanced skills, slowly showing each step along the way so you can easily follow what he's doing. For as much as I admire guys like Thomas Lang, his level of dvd tuition is very advanced, this dvd from Ray Luzier is a very practical tool for drummers on any level, in any style. It teaches simple double bass technique, how to improve your double bass, but also how to use it effectively, not just thunderously. He also shows rhythmic independence with the hands while playing double bass patterns and ostinatos. Mostly a rock drummer, Ray uses examples to show some good funk grooves, using ghost notes, accents, and many of the basic rudiments found in all drumming styles today.
A must have for any drummer!!!! I'd buy this again, for my drummer friends!"