RUDIMENTAL EXERCISES WITH
VIC FIRTH ARTIST: Jeff Queen

In this series of video lessons, Jeff introduces a few of the exercises included in his new book THE NEXT LEVEL: RUDIMENTAL SNARE DRUM TECHNIQUES, published by Mark Wessels Publications and PLAYING WITH STICKS, published by Hudson Music.

Jeff Queen was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995. Jeff was an original cast member, solo performer and battery instructor for the Broadway show BLAST!, as well as a solo performer in the touring cast across the country and in Europe. In addition, Jeff has appeared on numerous television shows including: The Late Show with David Letterman, the NBA All Star Game 2001, The Kennedy Center Honors 2000, The Today Show, FOX Morning News, and Good Morning New York.


Check out Jeff's Vic Firth Signature Stick!

Jeff Queen Solo Stick (SJQ)
Full round tip for consistent sound quality regardless of the angle of approach. The long taper and reduced neck size produce excellent speed. A slight taper toward the rounded butt end improves back-sticking control and sound quality.
L = 17" | Dia. =.725" at butt | .675" at shaft.
  click here to download a larger image of the SJQ

EXERCISE LIBRARY

1. PARADIDDLES: SHIFTING ACCENTS 7. REBOUND FLAM MOTION
2. LOW END FLAM CONTROL 8. PARADIDDLE PYRAMID
3. DIDDLE / ROLL INTERPRETATION 9. INVERTED ROLLS: SEXTUPLET
4. LEAD IN ACCENTS 10. FLAM CONTROL: SAME HAND FLAMS
5. FLAM PARADIDDLES 11.DOUBLE PARADIDDLE/TRIPLET ROLLS
6. PARADIDDLE TIMING 12. 1-2-3, 3-2-1

MORE VIDEO LESSONS:

 VELOCITY STROKE
 MOELLER STROKE
 RUDIMENTAL BREAKDOWN
 INVERTED ROLLS
 PARADIDDLE BUILDUP
 RUFFS AND RATAMACUES
 STICK TRICKS
 DIDDLE INTERPRETATION
 PARADIDDLES WITHIN ROLLS




“The Next Level: Rudimental Snare Drum Techniques”

Download Sample Pages in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat 5 required)

Ask for The Next Level at your local retail music store, or order online at
http://www.jeffqueen.com/JeffQueen/Merchandise.html



Jeff Queen: “Playing with Sticks” DVD

Featuring 4 time solo snare drumming world champion Jeff Queen, this DVD presents a comprehensive approach for developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming. “Playing with Sticks” is designed to work as a companion to Queen's acclaimed book, “The Next Level.”

Excerpt #1:  Hybrid Rudiments
Excerpt #2:  Morphing Rudiments
Excerpt #3:  Stick Tricks
Excerpt #4:  Championship Solo, “Tribute”,
     with bonus audio commentary from Jeff!

With a running time of 3 hours and 36 minutes, “Playing with Sticks” presents essential hand techniques and a detailed analysis of the Moeller and Velocity strokes. Jeff demonstrates how to apply these techniques to flams, diddles, rolls, and hybrid rudiments, talks about timing, and much more. With explanations of "The Grid" and "4-2-1", valuable information on solo construction and achieving speed, and many backsticking and stick trick ideas, this DVD is a virtual encyclopedia of snare drum techniques. This DVD is a "must-have" for any serious drummer beginner or advanced! For more information, visit www.jeffqueen.com!


For Jeff Queen's current clinic and touring information, visit him online at

http://www.jeffqueen.com



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