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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The twenty-eight-year-old drummer has been such a workaholic that he decided to put aside the first three months of for some personal time, which he spent hiking across the countryside of New Zealand with his girlfriend.

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When he returns home languafe Hamburg, Benny has languaye little time to reflect before hitting the road for a six-show tour with the funky guitar trio Jerobeam, a month-long excursion with the German singer-songwriter Stoppok, and a lengthy run of clinics and appearances promoting the release of his incredible two-disc instructional DVD, The Language Of Drumming: In the 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 practice method that draws a direct correlation between the essential elements of drumming and the basics of spoken language.

The Language of Drumming Book teaches a complete system for achieving freedom of expression on the drumset.

How do you maintain that level of focus and control? 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.

In real life, you have to bring much deeper knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to every situation. If I start by playing freely, I have so much fun. And the drum was one of the earliest tools used for communication, so it made sense to me to think of it this way. 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 in the middle.

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Bach explored these concepts a long time ago. I have to practice first. John Clardy of Tera Melos. The Language of Drumming Book Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the 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.

Also included is an MP3 disc containing unique practice tracks, which are designed for use by the player in practicing the various languagf in the book. 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.

German drum star Benny Greb has a lot to talk about these days. I tried to have a jazz approach of always expressing myself and not playing anything prepared. Benny closes his three-hour lesson with an incredible open solo that perfectly illustrates how stunning displays of technique can be simultaneously musical, tasteful, and emotionally thrilling. 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.

Bennys approach is a practical method that is based on a concept grrb to everyone: On The Beat with Kofi Baker: Will be used according to our Privacy Policy. 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 just turn on the click and play a groove as well and spot-on as I can and get into the zone.

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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 bennt sense of time.

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Included along 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. The night before he left for his three-month sabbatical, Benny sat down with us for an hour so we could dig a little deeper into some of the fresh drumming concepts he presents in his DVD.

How do you approach structuring a drum solo?

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. I get the samba pattern going with the feet, and then I play the basic melody with the right hand. I just feel the word and say it.

I was fighting that for a while. When did you start working on The Language Of Drumming? I always fight to keep myself disciplined. The second Langiage puts technique aside and focuses on creativity and musicianship. Many drum instructional books and DVDs function that same way.

The Language of Drumming Book

Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the 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. Username Password Remember Me Lost your password?

After all, music is a language. Know what came before and create the future.