The Bass Drum Owners Manual
Applying the Moeller Technique to the Bass Drum
By Michael Packer
The Bass Drum Owners Manual is a comprehensive method for developing accuracy, power, speed, and sound quality on the bass drum. This unique and innovative approach relates the motions taught by Sanford Moeller (commonly applied to the hands) and applies them to the feet. By studying the vocabulary and technique exercises and the groove and hand and foot combination etudes, students will increase their vocabulary, rhythmic accuracy, and overall control of the bass drum beater.
This book is for anyone who is frustrated by not being able to accurately execute their ideas on the bass drum with consistency. Whether you need a refining of your technique or you are new to the drums and want to begin by developing a strong foundation from the start, this method will guide you step by step as you develop the control needed to play rhythms accurately.
Additionally, it is an excellent curriculum for teachers to use with their students.
Be sure to check out the digital downloads for supplementary video demonstration of many of the techniques and exercises contained in this book.