Video Library Lessons: Video Lessons

  • Evaluation Videos for Non-Beginners

    Not a first-day beginner and unsure where to start? Or maybe you want to test your skills to see if you’re past the technique, rudiments and musical studies included in “A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum”. We encourge you to work your way through our Evaluation Videos to find out which lesson is the […]

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  • Introduction

    The introduction to the lessons covers learning about the snare drum and sticks, how to set up the drum properly, gripping the sticks and how to play a proper rebound stroke.

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  • Fresh Approach to 4 Mallets: Intro 1

    In this lesson, David Skidmore details the three most common 4 mallet grips: Stevens, Burton and Traditional (Cross) Grips. David also covers posture, instrument height and the basics of body positioning.

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  • Lesson One

    Lesson One covers the “8 on a Hand” Exercise, Single Stroke Roll, Double Stroke Roll, Stick Control Exercises and Essential Musical Terms.

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  • Fresh Approach to 4 Mallets: Intro 2

    In this lesson, David Skidmore details the seven stroke types as a REFERENCE GUIDE as you work your way through the book. Bookmark this video and return often to make sure you have a solid grasp of the basic stroke concepts for 4 mallet playing.

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  • Lesson Two

    Lesson Two covers the Technique Workout, Fill in the Blanks Exercises, Playing Exercises, Multiple Bounce Roll and the Downstroke.

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  • Fresh Approach to 4 Mallets: Intro 3

    In this lesson, David Skidmore talks about the major concepts on how lessons and solos are presented throughout the book, plus gives you lots of great practice and performance tips to aid in your 4 mallet development.

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  • Lesson Three

    Lesson Three covers the Technique Workout, Music Theory Exercises, Key Exercises, Upstroke Playing Exercises and the Five Stroke Roll.

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  • Fresh Approach to 4 Mallets: All Etudes

    Use the following links to jump quickly to any solo in the book!

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  • Lesson Four

    Lesson Four covers the Technique Workout, Single Stroke Four, Coordination Exercise, Music Theory Exercises, Single Paradiddle Step One, Playing Exercises, 8th Note in 8 Time Playing Exercises and the Rudimental Etude.

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