VIC FIRTH ARTIST:
JEREMY HUMMEL

Jeremy Hummel is a professional drummer and instructor. He is also a clinician, studio musician and columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine. Jeremy's most popular recorded works came with platinum-selling artists Breaking Benjamin. He was a co-founding member of the group and played on the band's first two records, "Saturate" and "We Are Not Alone." During his tenure the band scored two #1 hits in the Active Rock Format with "So Cold" and "Sooner or Later."

After spending five years with the group, Jeremy is now focusing his attention on session work with a variety of artists. Jeremy is also a drum instructor in Pennsylvania.

In these video lessons, Jeremy explores a series of exercises for the drumset and apply them to a wide range of skill levels – from novice to advanced.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT
PASIC 2010 - Drumset Clinic

 Clinic Overview Handout
 Clinic Instruction Handout
 Jeremy's Biography Handout
 Clip #1: Going Around the Turns
  Jeremy talks about how to make sure drum fills feel like a part of the groove. Learn some effective ways to keep tempo consistent when playing through transitions.
 Clip #2: Performance - "Jennie" by Jared Campbell
  Jeremy performs "Jennie", a track he recorded with pop artist Jared Campbell.
 Clip #3: Thinking Outside The Hat
  Watch Jeremy perform "So Cold" by Breaking Benjamin and learn about how he came up with his part for the tune. Jeremy's concept of "thinking outside the hat" is all about breaking away from the comfort zone of the hi hats and creating something a little more unique and interesting on the drums.

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FOR MORE VIDEOS!

CHECK OUT OUR LESSON SERIES WITH JEREMY:

 Moving Around the Drum Kit
 Beginning Independence
 More Independence Exercises
 Bass Drum Workout
 Paradiddles around the Drumkit
 Drumset Groove to "Natural Life"
 Drumset Groove to "Firefly"
 Basic Right Hand / Foot Independence



JEREMY'S VIC FIRTH STICKS OF CHOICE:
Peter Erskine Big Band Stick (SPE3)
Combines the shaft dimensions of a 5A and 5B with a long taper for effortless rebound.
L = 16" | Dia. = .585"
  click here to download a larger image of the SPE3
SD10 Swinger
Oval tip. A dance band stick. Slightly lighter and faster than the SD9.
L = 16 1/8" | Dia. = .610"
  click here to download a larger image of the SD10




VISIT JEREMY HUMMEL ONLINE!       WWW.JEREMYHUMMEL.COM

“Jeremy Hummel is a triple threat. He has learned the art of groove and ensemble playing combined with real chops as a drummer. He is a rare find."
- David Bendeth Producer of top selling albums by Breaking Benjamin, Vertical Horizon, Hawthorne Heights and others

"In the studio session world, Jeremy is like a one stop shop. His groove is impeccable, and he can play any style you throw at him. I have yet to stump him with that. He also has a huge vocabulary of music that he listens to which is incredibly helpful when you are trying to suss out new ideas. I guess some people enjoy editing drums....I don't. I just call Jeremy, and it's done."
- Bret Alexander Producer and Owner of Saturation Acres Studio

“Jeremy Hummel is equal parts bombast and finesse. He's just as likely to ride hard on his China as he is to tap out an intricate riff on a 6" effects cymbal. He's as interested in "bringing back the gong" as he is in developing more finesse and subtlety on the kick drum. But even with a casual listen, you can tell that Hummel is a drummer's drummer, crafty and aggressive, but never self-indulgent.”
- Harriet Schwartz Author of Fire and Finesse article that appeared in the Oct 2004 Modern Drummer magazine



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