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OPEN-HANDED PLAYING

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"Both technique and track analysis videos have enough space and supporting material to make them your own and retain value over different sessions. Gary is thoughtful in his explanations and is natural balanced with technique. Valuable for drummers of various backgrounds" - Luuk van der Velden, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Gary opens this videocast with a performance of a relaxed medium-tempo rock track where he employs an ambidextrous leading hand approach. He discusses the value and specific playing benefits of gaining equal proficiency in leading with both the left and right hands and takes you through ways of developing this.

Through a series of practice exercises, Gary explains his approach and demonstrates techniques to achieve consistency across both lead-playing sides whilst, crucially, maintaining a focus on the feel. He also provides web links via a downloadable PDF for you to check out performances of some prominent drummers who have developed great adaptability in this realm of open-handed playing.

A drum-less audio version of the rock track (both with and without click) also comes with this videocast for you to download and build on your proficiency in this open-handed method.

Duration: 31 minutes

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  • High-definition videocast is in mp4 format, comes in three alternative file sizes, and can be downloaded or streamed for unlimited personal viewing
  • Includes a downloadable mp3 drum-less play-along version of featured rock track both with and without click
  • Includes a downloadable PDF of web links to great performances from a selection of drummers who excel in the realm of open-handed playing