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Marco Minnemann’s Blazing Combinations

Marco Minnemann  /  UPDATED Aug 20, 2022

That’s right…the video isn’t set to 2x speed. It’s just Marco Minnemann‘s blazing fast playing.

In this quick video, he’ll show you how to execute one of his many combination ideas so you can use it to end a song or fill in a transition.

While it looks ‘impossible’ and it’s tough to bring up to speed, the concept is simple to learn. You split a double stroke roll on your right hand between your ride and tom, and fill it in on your left hand with a single or double stroke on the snare and crash.

What do you think about breaking up a double stroke onto two surfaces instead of one? Can you get it blazing fast like Marco?

Marco Minnemann is a brilliant drummer, composer, and guitarist. He came to prominence due to his incredible facility on the drums and extreme level of independence. This led him to putting out two educational books and various DVDs, and performing at some of the best drum festivals in the world like PASIC, Modern Drummer Festival, Montreal Drumfest, and The Ultimate Drummers Weekend. Marco is a highly creative and engaged musician, having released over 15 solo albums and worked with artists such as Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Eddie Jobson, Steven Wilson, Trey Gunn, Kreator, Necrophagist, Adrian Belew, Nena, Udo Lindenberg, Mike Keneally, Andy Partridge, FFW, Gianna Nannini, The Buddy Rich Big Band, Jordan Rudess, and Tony Levin.

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