Drummer Colin Bailey has had an interesting career. He has played with many of the worlds greatest musicians in all areas of the business. He’s done over 100 jazz albums, T.V. shows, and toured world wide with the likes of Benny Goodman and Joe Pass. Colin is still playing Jazz gigs and doing Master Classes in the US, Brazil and Canada.
He has written three drum books; Bass Drum Control (published in 1964) has been such a successful book that it was reissued with a new cover to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Drum Solos – the Art of Phrasing (1998), and his latest one, Bass Drum Control Solos (2002).
Three videos (links below) from the 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.
- About Setting Up the Pedal…
- Exercises 1 – 4
- Exercises 9 – 11