Technical Exercises

15 HAND EXERCISES: FULL WORKOUT INSPIRED BY THOMAS PATRIS

This is a full workout of 15 different exercises inspired by the great French teacher Thomas Patris. I've been practicing and teaching it steadily for the past 15 years and truly believe this is the best series of hand exercises that exist. It is a condensation of American rudiments, and French technique as taught by the great Dante Agostini. The .pdf includes 3 pages of detailed explanations on how to practice it. 

EXERCISE: DOUBLE-PEDAL / FEET TECHNIQUE

A series of exercises designed for the feet technique and the use of the double pedal . 

DEVELOPPING THE PUSH-PULL TECHNIQUE: RAMON MONTAGNER EXERCISES

The .pdf explanation out of Ramon Montagner's video explaining how to develop the push-pull technique. 

Mario Duplantier's Sextuplet Exercise 

Free .pdf. This is from a short video made by Gojira's drummer Mario Duplantier slowing down a sextuplet exercise. Great to learn how to play around the beat with an intricate hands/feet combination. Great for coordination. 

Mario Duplantier's Drum Beat 

Free .pdf. This is from a short video made by Gojira's drummer Mario Duplantier playing a mean drum beat. Enjoy! 

TRANSCRIPTION BOOK: "50 LICKS BY MARIO DUPLANTIER" 

This is an entire book with 50 transcriptions of Gojira's drummer Mario Duplantier. 24 pages. This includes grooves, fills, Gojira's songs excerpts, and solo ideas by Mario. Bonus: different practice exercises that Mario posted  over the years. Amazing resources for any rock/metal drummer ! 

Mario Duplantier's The Art of Dying Drum Groove Explained

Free .pdf. This is the explanation of the pattern played by Mario in Gojira's tune "The Art of Dying". 

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