Joe pictured here in Ohio with his long time instructor and the master of soloing around your kit like a tornado...Harry Damas.
The "heart shaped pattern" set up used to get you maximum speed
Secret snare drum positioning for... FASTER rim shots.
The Goldilocks Zone – the precise positioning of all your toms. Not too high, not too low, but just "here" if you want to fly from tom to tom more gracefully, powerfully and efficiently.
Positioning secrets of your drum throne. Understanding this specific seat height will give you a stronger back and core. Without a strong back, your drum solo skills will never reach their peak.
How a simple 6-inch change in your hand placement means the difference between a successful flurry of strokes around the toms or “muscling it” and getting injured.
Matched grip versus traditional grip. The pros and cons of each one. Yes my students play both traditional and match grip. But they understand their limitations and advantages.
Everything revealed on the right way to set up your drums that most drummers get wrong.
Did you know there are 3 specific positions your elbows must be in for the high, medium and low toms. This is one of the most “jealously guarded speed secrets” professional drummers refuse to tell anyone. Fully Diagrammed and Explained for the first time.
The extremely powerful Bull-Whip motion. It’s NOT Moeller or French Grip. It’s the motion used by “old school” jazz cats to tornado around the kit. Your speed will ignite faster than a spark plug… starting tonight.
"NEWTON Theory" explained. More speed with less effort. Flow Drills and how to correctly and precisely move around your drum set like a tornado.
How to instantly turn your hands into little “whirlwinds” capable of playing more notes with less strokes.
Why every drummer today over-EXTENDS their limbs and wastes motion. See how these jazz cats stayed locked into their own bodies magical 12” egg shaped pattern. Fully explained.
What these Old School jazz cats called the “BOMB SHELL”. It was used to finish off solos with standing ovations. Use it the next time you play out and watch what happens.
Perfect Practice Routines. Get more accomplished in a half hour than most drummers do in 4 hours.
How to use your brains Alpha & Beta brain waves to relax more while hitting speed records around the toms.
INTERVAL TRAINING. The pros little known secret to building up speed, power and control.
A 2-minute drill that immediately “locks in” hard core fundamentals for absolute drumming success.
The “Quarter Horse” timing drill that fixes the two most common problems when soloing.
At what speed should you practice and why.
Once you understand what to practice, for how long, and at what speeds… your drumming skills will go through the roof.
The Family Grouping concept. How to take just 1 sticking pattern and make melodic multiple melodies around the toms.
The complete CHAIN of COMMAND drill.
The “Simon Says Game” with your rudiments. Takes the paradiddle and tornado’s around the kit with different colored CHAINED melodies you've never heard before. And more.
Insane Melodic solos you can learn in 11 minutes that would cause even pro players mouths to drop.
The flashy swiss triplet solo that builds your chops and over-clocks your speed..
Overclocked Rudiments!!! One simple tweak makes them 3 times faster.
Go Turbo! Release the brakes off your hands using just these three sticking patterns.
Don’t play another rudiment until you understand the “OCEAN” principle.
Linear vs Circular motion – which one to use on each specific tom and why.
6”, 9” and 12” circles of velocity – going from snare - to tom - to cymbals - and back again without a drop of sweat. The real reason why these legendary jazz cats were so fast.
Find out why Buddy Rich was so freakin’ fast? Yes he had great fingers and wrists but there’s one “missing link” that you’ve never been told… until now.
A little known seating position that will have you in perfect alignment with your set.
The thumb… you can really gain more velocity by moving it to this position on the stick. Hint. It turns your thumb into an “afterburner” that allows you to increase volume and speed with no extra effort.
You’ll gain a new enthusiasm for playing you never thought you’d see.
The 3 “old school” sticking patterns – never explained like this. They allow you to stop practicing while you’ll still fly around the toms. You could literally go on a one year vacation, come back and still move around the kit like a tornado.
The most ergonomic way to move around the toms… guaranteed.
And lots more.
I recently bought your Tornado Chops package because I was curious to see if it could give me the chops of some of my favorite drummers – Mike Portnoy and Danny Carey. I got to say… I was able to double my speed and fluidity around my drum set. My band mates asked me how I was able to get faster. I told them and they said it sounds like Joe Ballistic knows how to turn your into an animal. What a compliment. I look forward to getting even faster, like those old school jazz cats and dusting the competition.”
I’m a Berklee Graduate, and professional drummer for over 28 years. Needless to say, I was skeptical when I read Joe's ads in Modern Drummer and Drum magazine. And when I listened to his free CD and read through the testimonials from well-known drummers, I did what most people do… NOTHING. But I kept listening and eventually I thought, “what the heck,” I’ll try it out and see what happens. I figured if Joe was full of it, at the very least I could let my students now that it was bull and prevent any of them from being taken for a ride. Imagine my surprise when I discovered Joe’s methods work. I made the changes to my kit and already I saw an improvement in the ease and efficiency of my playing. I was able to use the Tornado Chops techniques immediately. I am teaching my students this method because it has them blaze around the kit."
The day I got your Tornado Chops Package, I watched the video and one hour later I was already doing some of the things in it. It is an amazing concept that is easy to learn. I would like to thank you for putting all these amazing concepts out there for people like me to learn. I can’t find anything like your videos. I am blown away by the Tornado Chops and can’t wait to see what you have coming out next.”
Right from the start I was blown away by the concepts you taught in the Tornado Chops package. I had to jump on my set right away to try them out. Now a month later, I am able to tornado all over every piece of my set. It’s no wonder why those Jazz guys were still amazing at 80 years old. You definitely changed the way I play. The results are AWESOME!"
Your Tornado Chops package is awesome. I figured out more stuff watching this video than any other video I have watched or book I’ve read. Being a huge Neil Pert and John Bonham fan, I discovered how they do some of the stuff that they manage to pull off. Your video really cleared up a lot of things I’ve been wondering about. Thanks and keep the stuff coming."
In the past, any material that I ordered from you turned out to be pure gold - so you can guess that I did not hesitate to order your Tornado Chops system. I studied the material and I was quit frankly amazed that something so simple could become so potent a tool in a drummer's bag of tricks. The concepts were easy to grasp and beautifully simplistic. Applying them takes a bit more work, but nothing worth having comes easy. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me, I feel nothing but inspired."
To be honest, I can tell that this is some pretty crazy stuff. It helped me out almost instantaneously. I was a big fan of how you spelled everything out in its simplicity on the video. You allowed the material to be learned and understood at a pace that could be followed by anyone much like the other material I bought from you, Ballistic Bass Drumming and the One Handed Roll.”If it were up to me I’d only show this information to your 'Ballistic Drummers' NOT the general public. I pride myself on being a good drummer, I’ve won drummer of the year and I love finding new techniques to have up my sleeves such as the Tornado Chops package.“I haven’t told anyone about the lessons I purchased from you, including the obvious “Ballistic Bass Drumming, One Hand Roll, Isotonik System and now the Tornado Chops for the reason that I don’t play to be shown up by every other drummer with $300 for a kit and a pair of sticks. Keep doing what you’re doing and know that crazies like me really appreciate it."
Outstanding. For starters the 'imploding principle' answered a lot of questions. It is much simpler and it is easy to learn, much better than those crazy sticking pattern books that do nothing but confuse you.The elbow method RULES! It helps build momentum and speed. Also liked what you did with the thumb and wrists. I am hooked on this stuff. My favorite drummers are Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and John Bonham. Now I know how they did it. It is cool to see how these jazz cats discovered these techniques. Keep on Rockin."
You did a great job explaining the material and demonstrating exactly what you were doing. When I went downstairs and sat behind my kit and tried it, it enlightened me a little bit for somereasons. I realized that I'd seen drummers doing exactly what you are doing in solos and I always asked myself 'How could they possibly be doing all that?' but what you've shown me has made mebelieve that with some practice, I could be doing what I've seen Buddy Rick and Dennis Chambers doing."
The tornado chops program has given me noticeable results in flying all the way around my kit. The concept is so simple and easy to grasp. If it were up to me, I'd tell you to sell this idea to aselect, and I mean a very select few people. I feel like now I can reach speeds with complete control that were not possible before. I can't wait to wow the local drummers."
Joe's material on developing your hands and soloing will blow you away with it's simplicity and power. You will smoke the competition. Stop wasting your time trying to develop boring rolls around your toms. This teaches you the secret techniques to flying around the toms with ease and not breaking a sweat.
This will easily put you in a new and unique level above anyone else. Seriously, take the chance to be different, to be refreshed and excited again about playing drum and don't forget MUSIC!!!"
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