Derek Roddy to release Blast Beats DVD


Derek Roddy to release Blast Beats DVD

SONOR artist Derek Roddy (Serpent’s Rise) will release his first DVD “Blast Beats Evolved” on Hudson Music in November! With Blast Beats Evolved, extreme metal master Derek Roddy has created the definitive educational document on contemporary extreme drumming and modern metal styles. Drawing on his experience both as a world-renowned metal drummer, his critically-acclaimed work outside the metal world, and his background in drum education and clinics, Derek provides the perfect balance of performance and instruction to help you advance your understanding and technical skills for this music.

Metal styles and techniques such as skank beats, traditional blast beats, bomb blasts, hammer blasts, freehand blasts, accent blasting, hand/foot combinations, rolls and fills are covered in extensive detail, with multiple examples for each topic.

Going beyond the beats and fills, Derek provides a complete conditioning program to improve your overall command of the drumkit. Covering areas that include balance exercises, a system for equalling the feet, improving your endurance and moving around the kit, Derek touches on areas that will assist all drummers - not just metal players. This incredible package also contains 5 solo jams, 7 Serpents Rise songs, a detailed discussion of the equipment and setup used, interviews, and outtakes. Blast Beats Evolved provides an unprecedented look at the state of modern metal drumming today, along with an extensive program to improve your personal approach to the drums. Here’s the teaser for Derek’s instructional video "Blast Beats Evolved“ – sit back and enjoy!

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