Dom Famularo is undoubtedly one of the best and hardest working educators in the business, which any member of the drumming community will confirm. The man probably spends more time traveling and reaching the farthest corners of the world with the gospel of drums than he spends at home. At least, that was the case until the COVID-19 pandemic hit a year ago. Now, Dom does the exact same thing online with his ‘All Access‘ interviews and ‘The Sessions‘ panel.
One of the books in Dom Famularo‘s impressive catalog (co-written with Joe Bergamini ) is Pedal Control. It brings you a complete method for improving the ability of your feet on the drum set. The book contains extensive information about the actual pedal strokes and techniques used by some of the world’s top drummers, in addition to dozens of exercises to build up the ability to use these techniques.
Pedal Control contains dozens of photographs clearly demonstrating each of the four different pedal techniques discussed, as well as the motions for various other exercises. Also included is an MP3/data disc containing over 200 tracks demonstrating nearly every example in the book, and high quality QuickTime videos showing all the pedal stroke techniques.
Taking his educational endeavors online, Dom has announced a Zoom webinar called ‘Pedal Control‘, which obviously refers to the book. The topics to be discussed include:
- Developing technique
- Developing chops
- Practice exercises
- Q & A session
Duration : 90 minutes
Time: Saturday, April 3, 2021, 3:30pm – 5:00pm EDT (9:30pm – 11:00 CET)
Cost: 45 US dollars