DVD: Progressive Concepts for the modern metal drummer


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Hannes’ 2-DVD set with almost 4 hours of lessons, songs and extras

“Progressive Concepts for the modern metal drummer” is a 2-disc set DVD and features almost 4 hours of material. It was written, produced, edited, cutted and filmed all by Hannes Grossmann himself, so the whole product is 100 % handmade.

DVD 1 features chapters on hand technique, foot technique, speed & endurance. There are certain practise methods Hannes shows that will drastically increase your speed and endurance. Hannes used and developed those methods himself during the prepartions for Necrophagist’s ‘Epitaph’ album, for which he was able to increase his hand speed for single strokes from 200 bpm to 240 bpm within 5 months.

Disc 2 features phrasings and groove concepts that can be used for all kinds of music. The concepts are about the musical use of blast beats and how to use phrasings and accents from different genres, i.e. latin music, that can be integrated in blasts. Hannes deeply explains how to get started with odd-time signatures and how to modulate odd time phrasings, but also gives a precise insight into advanced double bass grooves and how to phrase metal fills.

Both Discs feature a lot of music performances from Obscura, Ron Jarzombek and others, as well as drum solos (they appear from time to time within several chapters – there’s also one main 15 minutes drum solo that will hopefully entertain a lot of other drummers).

The lessons on this DVD are mostly basic methods and general concepts, which makes the DVD become helpful for beginners, intermediate and advanced drummers – the exercises are highly practical but also very general, so on whatever stage you’re at, it will help you to increase your drum skills…but also entertain you!

The DVD is available in PAL and NTSC.

Disc 1

Clip: Obscura – Vortex Omnivium

    1. Hand and foot technique
      1. Hand Techniques
        1. Basic wrist movement & warmup
        2. Finger control technique
        3. The Hybrid Technique
      2. Foot Technique
        1. Calibrating sitting position
        2. Foot technique & motion

Clip: Obscura – Orbital Elements

    1. Improving speed and endurance
        1. Imporiving hand speed and endurance
          1. The “Creative Endurance” concept
          2. Increasing the top speed
          3. The all drums method – defeating rebound

      Clip: Obscura – Universe Momentum

      1. Foot speed and endurance
        1. “Shakey-leg-motion” – Creative endurance for both feet
        2. Foot speed workshop

Clip: Open Drum Solo

Disc 2

Clip: Obscura – Ocean Gateways

    1. Progressive Phrasing and Groove Concepts
        1. The blast beat – phrasing and accents
          1. Accenting blast beats
          2. Progressive Blast beat syncopations
          3. Song Analysis: Vortex Omnivium Blast pattern
        2. Odd time signatures
          1. Getting started with odd-time signatures
          2. Song Analysis: Vortex Omnivium middle section
          3. Odd time modulations
          4. Creative odd-time endurance
          5. Odd meter blast beats

      Clip: Terrestial Exiled – Duodecimal Levorotation (feat. Ron Jarzombek)

        1. Advacned double bass drumming
          1. Using triplets vs. 16th note values
          2. Triplet syncopations
          3. Quintuplets and septuplets

      Clip: Shapeshift – Johnny panic

      1. Creative metal fills
        1. The “3 ways” concept
        2. Extracting hand-foot combinations
        3. Phrasing odd-time fills

Clip: Obscura – Anticosmic Overload

Bonus Material:

  • Necrophagist Drum Cam
  • Obscura in Japan
  • Gear Talk


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