German drum star Benny Greb has a lot to talk about these days. Not only has he been steadily climbing the ranks as one of the world’s premier clinicians–he’s. The Language of Drumming helps you express yourself through the drums by Study With Benny Greb Award-Winning Clinician, Modern Drummer Cover Artist . Benny Greb THE LANGUAGE OF DRUMMING Edited by Joe Bergamini Transcriptions by Benny Greb Engraving by Willie Rose PDF Design by Willie Rose.

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I wanted to develop a similar emotional connection in my drumming. I always fight to keep myself disciplined. After all, music is a language.

Benny closes his three-hour lesson with an incredible open solo that perfectly illustrates how stunning displays of technique can be simultaneously musical, tasteful, and emotionally thrilling.

When did you start working on The Language Of Drumming? Know what came before and create the future.

This material will give you the facility to decode a lot of the other educational material out there, and by having that ability, you will be free to come up with your own exercises, and have more freedom to make musical choices on the spot while playing music.

Bach explored these concepts a long time ago.

I tried to have a jazz approach of always expressing myself and not playing anything prepared. Providing exercises grebb grooves, fills, independence, and more, this system progresses from rhythmic letters and words to syntax and language, ultimately providing an easily understandable system that is suitable for beginning to advanced-level drummers.

Benny Greb: Breaking Down The Language Of Drumming

I have to practice first. If I start by playing freely, I have so much fun. So basically I have a few set things that I want to play, then I try to make it musical by using contrasting parts, dynamics, different styles, and other things. Included along the way are new hi-hat groove variations, dozens of ghost-note exercises, and a complete system for mastering odd groupings 3, 5, and 7 in your playing. Here Greb offers logical exercises for practicing improvisation, as well as demo segments on ways to explore different drum sounds and specific systems for developing a strong sense of time.


The Language of Drumming Grsb teaches a complete system for achieving freedom of expression on the drumset.

Creation Barry Altschul Signature Drumset. It can make you laugh, it can make you sad, or it can make you dance. In real life, you have to bring much deeper knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to every situation. In the beautifully produced Language Of Drummingwhich was filmed in a variety of gorgeous locales from the Swiss Alps to a Bavarian forest, Greb outlines a systematic yet creative practice method that draws a direct correlation between the essential elements of drumming and the basics of spoken language.

When he returns home to Hamburg, Benny has very little time to reflect before hitting the road for a six-show tour with the funky guitar trio Jerobeam, a month-long excursion with the German singer-songwriter Stoppok, and a lengthy run of clinics and appearances promoting the release of his drummong two-disc instructional DVD, The Language Of Drumming: Playing that way is similar to what happens when you use one of those cheap foreign language books to learn basic sayings.

The languagf drummer has been such a workaholic that he decided to put aside the first three months of for some personal time, which he spent hiking across the countryside of New Zealand with his girlfriend.

The Language of Drumming Book

This book will not only enable you to play differently, but more importantly to think differently, and get a better understanding of rhythm, said Benny. Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the same name, Benny here brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look.

Many drum instructional books and DVDs function that same way. Initially, Benny was self taught, playing along to records before he took his first lesson when 12 years old and he quickly progressed to playing in […]. The Language of Drumming Book Following up and expanding on the concepts presented in his best-selling DVD of the same name, Benny here brings forth a wealth of practice material for drummers of all styles and levels, presented in a beautifully illustrated book with a timeless, classic look.


I just turn on the click and play a groove as well and spot-on as I can and get into the zone.

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Since the release of the Language lanhuage Drumming DVD, Benny has extensively expanded on and added to this system, creating a method that works as a stand-alone approach or as a companion to the DVD. How do you approach structuring a drum solo? A big frog for me is being able to play a groove to a click without any variations for ten minutes or more. How do you maintain that level of focus and control? I often start a drum solo by playing very little—maybe using a small group of instruments drummming playing very slowly—so that I have ground to build upon.

On The Beat with Kofi Baker: I was fighting greg for a while. And if you have to eat three frogs, eat the biggest one first.

Benny Greb: Breaking Down The Language Of Drumming | Modern Drummer Magazine

Grdb second DVD puts technique aside and focuses on creativity and musicianship. The Language Expanded MD: A System For Musical Expression. Checking In From Tour Rehearsals.

One signature thing I do is this double bass samba figure with two hi-hats and a melody. Oc approach is a practical method that is based on a concept familiar to everyone: Also included is an MP3 disc containing unique practice tracks, which are designed for use by the player in practicing the various concepts in the book.

The night before he left for his three-month sabbatical, Benny sat down with us for an hour so we could dig a little deeper into some of the fresh drumming concepts he presents in his DVD. I get the samba pattern going with the feet, and then I play the basic melody with the right hand. I started preparing the DVD about three years ago. And the drum was one of the earliest tools used for communication, so it made sense to me to think of it this way.