Jason Bittner - What Drives the Beat
By Jason Bittner. Instructional/Drum/DVD. DVD. Hudson Music #HDDVDBI21. Published by Hudson Music (HL.320822).
Item Number: HL.320822
ISBN 1423463935. 5.25x7.5 inches.
Master metal drummer Jason Bittner's hardcore drumming is featured in this in-depth look into the awe-inspiring drumming of a modern drum hero. This DVD with the two-time Grammy nominee features a wealth of performance and instructional content aimed at aspiring young metal players but applicable to many styles, ages and ability levels. One of the highlights is Jason's presentation of his “Double-Bass Crash Course.” This step-by-step method for developing foot control, power, endurance and speed is explained and demonstrated in detail while foot cameras and split-screen shots augment the instructional material. 16th, Triplet, 32nd, Combo, Shuffle, Ruff and Blast Beat patterns are covered with all the examples and exercises included in an exclusive PDF eBook that can be printed and used for lessons and practice. Jason discusses his background, his influences and his approach to drumming and then employs specially selected performance tracks to illustrate specific drumming concepts, such as: the basic beats and fills of metal drumming; applying rudiments; hand and foot technique; developing both feet evenly; two-handed ride patterns; how to “metalify” jazz, funk, shuffles, slow blues, and world beats; soloing. Bonus content includes additional solo footage, Jason's complete warm-up/stretching routine, a live rehearsal video of Jason's band, a photo gallery and more. Running Time: 3 hours.