Length: Video 1 - 40:41, Video 2 - 39:20, Video 3 - 45:33, Video 4 - 42:14
Description: This discounted bundle includes videos 1, 2, 3 & 4 from Marko Djordjevic's drum masterclass series.
Video 1: In this non-grip drum technique lesson, acclaimed drummer Marko Djordjevic shows you his effective and uncommon approach to playing the drums. Marko breaks down the elements of his exciting technique with the sticks, kick and hi-hat pedal so that you can achieve effortless drumming and a superb sound. If you want to get more out of your playing, this drum technique masterclass is for you!
Topics Covered: Drum Technique, Non-Grip Method, Warmups Using 4 Limbs, 4-Way Coordination Flow, Sequences, Getting an Open Drum Sound, Moeller Whip, Single Stroke Rolls, Double Stroke Rolls, Dynamics, Ghost Notes, Accents, Posture, Kick Drum Technique, Heel/Toe, Hi-Hat Technique, Etc.
Video 2: In this limb independence drum lesson, acclaimed drummer Marko Djordjevic shows you his effective and uncommon approach to playing the drums. Marko breaks down his left foot concept and shows you how to make the hi-hat a prominent voice in your drumming. He also addresses form, musicality, playing over the bar line and more. If you want to add some new ideas and skills to your arsenal, this drum masterclass is for you!
Topics Covered: Drum Independence, The Hi-Hat, Coordination Exercises, Sequences, Rudiments, Playing Musically, Playing Over the Bar Line, Singing the Bass Line, Limb Interplay, Odd Meters, Polyrhythms, Etc.
Video 3: In this drum masterclass, acclaimed drummer Marko Djordjevic shows you his approach to improvisation, thematic development, playing jazz and more. Marko breaks down exercises and concepts that will help free you from preconceived fills and worked out patterns so that you can truly create music in the moment. If you want to add some new ideas and skills to your arsenal, this drum masterclass is for you!
Topics Covered: Drums, Improvisation, Motivic Development, Soloing, Tied Hands Approach, Using Restrictions, Listening, Rhythmic Constructs, Platforms, Figures, Subdivisions, Syncopation, Press Roll, Moeller, 3-Point Symphonic Grip, Ride Control, Playing Jazz, Dynamics, Etc.
Video 4: In this drum masterclass, acclaimed drummer Marko Djordjevic breaks down his approach to using the brushes, making beats and more. Marko shows you various brush techniques, some odd time signature grooves, his signature beats and more. If you want to add some new ideas and skills to your arsenal, this drum masterclass is for you!
Topics Covered: Drums, Playing the Brushes, Patterns, Groove, Ballads, Swing, Motions, Sweeping, Odd Time Signatures, Beats, Subdivisions, Breaking Up Patterns On The Kit, Following the Bassline, Variation, Etc.
Called a “world-class drummer” and “a true innovator” by Modern Drummer magazine, Marko Djordjevic has played on about 50 albums and has thousands of live performances worldwide to his credit.
Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Garry Willis, Hal Crook, Eli Degibri, Lionel Loueke, Aaron Goldberg, Damian Erskine, The Itals, The Kung Fu Masters, Chris McDermott, Ole Mathiesen, Sten Hostfalt, The Mason Brothers, Tim Miller, and Eric Lewis are some of the artists Djordjevic has performed and/or recorded with since he graduated from Berklee College of Music where he was accepted on a scholarship at the tender age of 16.
Goakeeper Records recently released Something Beautiful, Marko’s fourth album as leader. The release garnered praise from both peers and press:
“Marko is a superb drummer and composer. His new album is grooving and captivating throughout.” – Ari Hoenig
“Djordjevic is young and plainly set to join the true greats. As with gents like Jon Christensen, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Cobham, an uninterrupted loop flows from mind and heart into hands then through the drums and back again.” – Mark C. Tucker, Accoustic Exchange
“For creativity and approach this release gets five stars. Everything else is simply gravy on what is a true sleeper and stellar performance for 2013.” – Criticaljazz.com
“Masterful drummer with Serbian roots.” – Cadence Magazine
One of the finest musicians of our era, Blue Note recording artist Lionel Loueke says: “Marko is one of the greatest drummers out there. He possesses incredible technique, and a musical mind to match it! I love playing with him because he is so creative and unique!”
In a chapter dedicated to him in the recently published book, The New Face Of Jazz (author Cicily Janus, Billboard Press/ Random House, Inc.), it is said that “Marko’s name is quickly becoming synonymous with greatness and diversity.”
Marko is an A-level endorser of DDRUM, Zildjian, Evans, and Vic Firth and has been featured as a soloist and clinician at many of the world’s top music events such as PASIC, Music Messe, Montreal Drum Fest, NAMM, Music Fest Canada, Jazz Yatra India. He has also appeared at some of the most prominent contemporary music schools (Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective, MIT, Modern Music in Greece, L’aula in Spain, etc).
Alfred Publishing is the exclusive worldwide distributor of his critically-acclaimed DVD entitled Where I Come From – A Fresh Approach To Drumming and book The New Frontier.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Marko is a faculty member at The Drummers Collective in NYC. He also teaches privately at his NYC studio.