Sunday, August 10, 2014

Jojo Mayer's "Street Beats"

If you haven't yet checked out Jojo Mayer's Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer DVD, do yourself a favor and pick it up.  A couple of years ago I decided to do some heavy duty maintenance work, completely reevaluating the ergonomics of my setup and going back to square one with some technique things.  I picked up this DVD and watched the whole thing 3 or 4 time before I even picked up the sticks, then went back through it bit by bit as I practiced.  The change in my hands was incredible.  I have a more in-depth post about ergonomics and technique with some more information about my experience with this DVD coming soon, but todays post is about the added bonus that came with these discs.  In between a lot of the lessons there are some killer grooves and solos.  You've probably seen the majority of them all over YouTube.

I've jotted down a few of my favorites here, and made some loops for you to play along to.

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