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SABIAN introduces HH GARAGE RIDE
Sabian has introduced the HH Garage Ride in collaboration with Claus Hessler! The name refers to the place where Claus is teaching, practicing, writing and collecting ideas ... which used to be a garage before. Hear and see the Garage Ride literally played "inside the garage". The cymbal is hand hammered, just 18" - but still delivers everything you are expecting from a ride cymbal. It has a great blend of dry stick definition and "wash", it opens up nicely when played with the shoulder of the stick, however always remains controlled and never gets too loud or noisy. Great stylistic versatility make this cymbal is great addition to any existing cymbal set-up.
DVD "DRUMMING KAIROS"
Playing the drums is a continuous chain of ‘magic moments’. No matter if it is ‘only‘ about allowing for REBOUND, using a special MOVEMENT or simply adding something special to the MUSIC whenever the moment seems right: There is a perfect time for everything. Being aware of those ‘SWEET SPOTS’ is one thing. Being able to also take action at exactly the right moments is the common thread that great drummers of ALL STYLES share: The key aspect of GREAT DRUMMING is the complex combination of active will, automated skills and creative intuition - all in the context of TIME. Click here to watch the trailer. Available worldwide with Alfred Music Publishing.
This DVD will increase your AWARENESS of the ‘sweet spots’ and give you the tools you need to bring your musical imagination into the real world. Welcome to the DRUMMING KAIROS. Be prepared to GRAB IT!
Almost 6 hours of video footage - 2 Disc Set - Dual language - Multi camera angles - Technical and conceptual groundwork - Moeller Technique "through the Chapin glasses" - Introduction to collapsed rudiments - Drumset applications taken from OPEN-HANDED PLAYING VOL: I and II and DAILY DRUMSET WORKOUT - Reverse Syncopation studies - 112 pages pdf booklet - free poster with Syncopation and Reverse Syncopation exercises for the daily shed - Additional video statements by: STEVE SMITH - WIM DE VRIES - RENÉ CREEMERS - TODD SUCHERMAN - JOHNNY RABB - WALFREDO REYES JR. - ALEX ACUNA and JOHN RILEY.
“When I first saw Claus, he really blew my mind. He has got great hands, a great sense of time, and he has a great respect and love for the art of drumming. I‘ll never stop listening to him, learning from him and watching his videos. Hopefully he will continue to take the art of drumming to the next level.“ ALEX ACUNA
“In the little time that I have known Claus I have been inspired to practice and to learn more. It‘s not only about being a great player, you have to know how to communicate all those ideas. I admire Claus and what he is doing as a musician and drummer. My salute to Claus!“ WALFREDO REYES JR.