Hand Technique & Rudiments features clips of some of the world's most famous and popular drummers discussing and demonstrating various aspects of hand technique and their approach to the rudiments. Many useful and challenging warm-up exercises and rudimental hand patterns (on both pad and drumset) are included. These clips will provide excellent practice material for both drumset and marching players. Featured are Steve Gadd (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Chick Corea), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting), Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information), Tommy Igoe (The Birdland Big Band), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Jeff Queen (DCI snare champion, Blast!), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power), Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts), Aaron Spears (Usher, American Idol Tour), Pat Petrillo (Gloria Gaynor, Patti LaBelle), Thomas Lang (Stork, Gianna Nannini), John Blackwell (Prince, Justin Timberlake), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheney), and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall). The program is hosted by drum corps legend Dennis DeLucia, who introduces the various clips, which have been selected specifically for their educational value.