Videos from Colin’s DVD, Bass Drum Technique, offer drummers the opportunity to watch Colin demonstrate his bass drum technique as he takes you through the exercises already made famous by his book, Bass Drum Control. Two additional videos show him playing with his trio of John Chiodini on guitar and Jim Hughart on bass. More instructional videos and Colin’s performances follow. Click on the links below to access.
Bass Drum Technique — About Setting Up the Pedal…
Bass Drum Technique
(Mased on the Book -Bass Drum Control” by Colin Bailey)
- Slack Spring Tension – If the spring tension is too tight it becomes more difficult to obtain a faster speed. Pull Me heater bafi back away from the bass drum head that release, allowing it to kick back and forth. The response should be a longer-lasting, deliberate back and forth motion. If the beater ball has a shot, fast-ending duration then the tension ia too tight.
- Length of the Beater Stem – I find that the kest result is to place the stem at 0.75 inches, give or take 1/8 of an inch. ItMe stem is . short in length there is nothing to work with, and makes it more difficult to achieve faster multiple spikes.
- Proper Footwear -This technique requires your foot to be able to move smoothly over Me pedal. Shoes with large bumps on the bottom, ma as havy boots, restrict smodh movement.
- The Best Leverage on Footboard -For the hest leverage, uu the ball of your foot Mr hack of your toes) placed on the footboard at about 4.5 inches from the pedal.
- Bass Drum Head Tension. I like to me a tighter bass drum head. The ‘Vender. the bass drum head is, the more difficult it is to use this technique. It can he done, however it requires more work to achieve the same reaults.
- How to Strike the Bass Drum – When stdking the bass drum Me heater immediately comes back to the same place it started fivm every time, regardless of how many heats are played. This comes from what I call an .ankle stroke” and it takm time to develop. The main Ming is to feel comfortable bringing the heater hack out of Me drum. Eventually, you will get to a much faster speed,
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Bass Drum Technique — Exercises 1 – 4
Bass Drum Technique —
Exercises 9 – 11
Colin Bailey Trio with John Chiodini – guitar and Jim Hughart – bass Video I
Colin Bailey Trio with John Chiodini - guitar and Jim Hughart - bass Video 2
Drum Solos - The Art of Phrasing — Solo Phrasing - Lesson #1
In this lesson Colin Bailey demonstrates 4 two bar solos from his book Drum Solos, The Art of Phrasing. “All instrumentalists use phrases to put together a solo”. In this lesson Colin teaches you how to solo in two and four bar phrases. He also shares some nice sounding variations for each of the solo examples.
Drum Solos - The Art of Phrasing — Solo Phrasing - Lesson #2
In this lesson Colin Bailey demonstrates examples 7 & 8 from his book Drum Solos, The Art of Phrasing. He will teach you how to play the examples, offer a little insight to each one, and then show you how to combine them to create four bar solo phrases.
Drum Solos - The Art of Phrasing — Solo Phrasing - Lesson #3
In this lesson Colin Bailey demonstrates examples 9 & 10 from his book Drum Solos, The Art of Phrasing. He will teach you how to play the examples, offer a little insight to each one, then show you how to combine them to create four bar solo phrases.
Drum Solos - The Art of Phrasing — Solo Phrasing - Lesson #4
In this lesson Colin Bailey demonstrates examples 13 & 14 from his book Drum Solos, The Art of Phrasing. He will teach you how to play the examples, offer a little insight to each one, then show you how to combine them to create four bar solo phrases.
Vic Firth artist Colin Bailey performs at Montreal Drumfest 2013
A Not So Average Joe - A Dailey Pike Jazzumentary - Trailer
Twenty years after the death of legendary guitarist Joe Pass, who recorded the seminal album For Django, the remaining members of his quartet, jazz giants Colin Bailey, John Pisano & Jim Hughart along with Joe’s protege Frank Potenza came together over two days to record for Capri Records Ltd. a tribute aptly titled For Joe.
Istanbul Mehmet endorser Colin Bailey - 5/22/13
Istanbul Mehmet Endorser Colin Bailey stops by their North Hollywood warehouse to check out some Cymbals.