German drum star Benny Greb has a lot to talk about these days. Not only has he been steadily climbing the ranks as one of the world’s premier clinicians–he’s. The Language of Drumming helps you express yourself through the drums by Study With Benny Greb Award-Winning Clinician, Modern Drummer Cover Artist . Benny Greb THE LANGUAGE OF DRUMMING Edited by Joe Bergamini Transcriptions by Benny Greb Engraving by Willie Rose PDF Design by Willie Rose.

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Will be used according to our Privacy Policy. I like to have a framework of where I want to start, how I want to end, and different stations that I want to go to druming the middle. One signature thing I do is this double bass samba figure with two hi-hats and a melody.

Or included is an MP3 disc containing unique practice tracks, which are designed for use by the player in practicing the various concepts in the book. I just feel the word and say it. And if you have to eat three frogs, eat the biggest one first. I started preparing the DVD about three years ago.

Benny Greb: Breaking Down The Language Of Drumming

Username Password Remember Me Lost your password? I often start a drum solo by playing very little—maybe using a small group of instruments or playing very slowly—so that I have ground to build upon. Included lnguage the way are new hi-hat groove variations, dozens of ghost-note exercises, and a complete system for mastering odd groupings 3, 5, and 7 in your playing.


So basically I have a few set things that I want to play, then I try to make it musical by using contrasting parts, dynamics, different styles, and other things.

The Language of Drumming Book Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of bennt same name, Benny here brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look.

I always fight to keep myself disciplined. I tried to have a jazz approach of always expressing myself and not playing anything prepared. Bach explored these concepts a long time ago. In lwnguage beautifully produced Language Of Drummingwhich was filmed in a variety of gorgeous locales from the Swiss Alps to a Bavarian forest, Greb outlines a systematic yet creative bwnny method that draws a direct correlation between the essential elements of drumming and the basics of spoken language.

Know what came before and create the future. When did you start working on The Language Of Drumming? How do you approach structuring a drum solo? If I start by playing freely, I have so much fun.

Benny Greb: Breaking Down The Language Of Drumming | Modern Drummer Magazine

The second DVD puts technique aside and focuses on creativity and musicianship. This book will not only enable you to play differently, but more importantly to think differently, and get a better understanding of rhythm, said Benny.

Drummjng that way is similar to what happens when you use one of those cheap foreign language books to learn basic sayings. How do you maintain that level of focus and control? After all, music is a language.

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I just turn bennny the click and play a groove as well and spot-on as I can and get into the zone. I get the samba pattern going with the feet, and then I play the basic melody with the right hand. This drummkng will give you the facility to decode a lot of the other educational material out there, and by having that ability, you will be free to come up with your own exercises, and have more freedom to make musical choices on the spot while playing bemny. Providing exercises for grooves, fills, independence, and more, this system progresses from rhythmic letters and words to syntax and language, ultimately providing an easily understandable system that is suitable for beginning to advanced-level drummers.


The Language Expanded MD: I wanted to develop a similar emotional connection in my drumming. A big frog for me is being able to play a groove to a click without any variations for ten minutes or more. Here Greb offers logical exercises for practicing improvisation, as well as demo segments on ways to explore different drum sounds and specific systems for developing a strong sense of time.

The Language of Drumming Book teaches a complete system for achieving freedom of expression on the drumset. Many drum instructional books and DVDs function that same way. Initially, Benny was self taught, playing along to records before he took his first lesson when 12 years old and he quickly progressed to playing in […]. I was fighting that for a while.