Introduction: A Fresh Approach to the Drumset



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Everything you could ever want to get started the right way! In this lesson, Stanton takes you on a tour of the drumset, demonstrating all the possibilities for sounds that you can create with the drums and cymbals. He also discusses the sticks and other implements, gives you practice tips, shows you how to set up your kit and gives you tuning advice to make it sound good. Finally, Stanton shows you how to hold the sticks using the matched and traditional grips.

The “Video + Audio + PDF” option includes:

Video Lesson Intro1: A Tour of the Kit (13 min, 00 sec)
Video Lesson Intro2: Sticks and Other Implements (5 min, 44 sec)
Video Lesson Intro3: Practice Tips (4 min, 43 sec)
Video Lesson Intro4: Setting Up the Drumkit (8 min, 46 sec)
Video Lesson Intro5: Tuning Basics (7 min, 10 sec)
Video Lesson Intro6: Gripping the Sticks (6 min, 40 sec)

Total File Size: 1.42 Gigabytes


ONLY $2.99 for all 6 Video Lessons!  Over 45 Minutes of Great Instruction!

Perfect for the beginning drummer – and a great entertaining and educational video to watch even if you’re an intermediate or advanced level student!


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These lessons are encoded in a universal mpeg-4 format that will play on all current computers, tablets and mobile devices. You can either play the lessons with your preferred video player on your computer, or you may wish to transfer the lesson to your tablet or mobile device by importing the file(s) to your preferred digital media management application.


If you purchase the package that includes a PDF of a specific lesson from “A Fresh Approach to the Drumset”, you can view the lesson on any computer, tablet or mobile device – or print out a copy for placing on your music stand next to your kit.

In most cases, the included PDF will not only include the 2 pages specific to the lesson that you purchased, but may include supplemental pages that are specific to the material covered. These pages may include additional music reading material, sticking exercises, accent patterns, rudiments and glossary.


If you purchased the package that includes the PDF+audio files from “A Fresh Approach to the Drumset”, this folder will also include a sub-folder which includes play-along audio files.


All files included in this download are copyright © 2012 by Mark Wessels Publications
No part of this digital software purchase may be reproduced in whole or in part by any electronic or mechanical means, including informational storage and retrieval systems, without the express written permission of the publisher.

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