Our methods are deep studies of the subjects outlined here. Providing years of study. Some are featured on the site in their own sections and others are spread throughout the different sections for efficiency in navigating the site. On this page you have an overview of what we feature. If you have any other questions before joining please feel free to contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
IC2 – Inner clock 2
A massive study of time. Over 14 hours – 59 videos and an ever growing library of play alongs. Charts, downloadable MP3’s and video lessons on how to play the songs. The Inner Clock Method is used in music schools and conservatories world wide. Recorded in 5 different countries IC2 is one of the major works of my life. Presented to you here in its full glory in a way that is not possible to do in any other format!
Featuring some of the top names in the music industry: Billy Childs – Walfredo Reyes – Luis Conte – Derrick Murdock – Martin Verdonk – Irio O’Farril – Pete Lockett – Andreas Schnermann – Billy Hulting – Cliff Almond – Francisco Torres – Ettore Carucci – And the list of great players goes on!
“An everyday practice routine that will produce incredible results!”
Joe Porcaro – Drumming legend
“This method brings together three important areas; Technique, Styles and Reading. These areas will show rapid improvement.”
Steve Houghton – Master teacher
- The Left Foot Clave Handbook – Plus Video Series
- Exercises and text!! Over 150 pages.
“Left foot clave” is an elusive technique that is largely misunderstood. This is the only method in existence that breaks down Independence, vocabulary and advanced phrasing. Ever wonder how to get the independence and phrasing ability required to master the elusive “Left foot Clave?” Now the time has come to make it happen.
“Phil Maturano has written one of the best books I’ve seen on the subject of left foot clave. It’s challenging, yet accessible, very well-organized, and (most importantly) makes music the first priority. Highly recommended.”
Mark Walker – Oregon/Paquito D’Rivera/Berklee Professor
- Paradiddles and the Magic Sticking – (PDF book and Video series)
- Developed in my time in India using Konnakol concepts, this sticking brings the sound of Tablas and Indian classical percussion to the drumset. An immense hand workout and rhythmic study! – Konnakol is one of the deepest rhythmic studies you will ever encounter! This method adds a whole other dimension to it as it applies the language to the drumset in a direct and useful way! The 7 part video series guides you in the method as well as application.
- Latin Soloing for the Drumset – NOW ON VIDEO!
“Latin Soloing” is used in Conservatories and drum schools worldwide.
Afro Cuban Drumming – an overview for the Drumset – (In cooperation with Hudson Music)
Online Lessons section
“The True Study of 6/8” – (Video Series)
A study in Rhythm and phrasing. If you don’t know how rhythm works in contemporary styles, Jazz, Afro Brazilian, Shuffles, Funk etc…You are denying yourself the immense joy of drumming. The knowledge of Rhythm will open your vocabulary and you will never be the same. Rhythm is our house as drummers. Make sure you are using it to bring your full potential out in music.
Super Linear Phrasing – (Video Series)
A full study of linear phrasing using 32nd note subdivisions. Here we will develop syncopated phrasing as well and apply everything in a musical, Groove and Soloing context.
As usual I concentrate on thorough studies and not licks! This whole video series is a massive study in Linear phrasing you can eventually apply to many different genres. Not just the ones most people are used to hearing them in. Only a complete study will give you this flexibility and here we have it! Complete with PDF booklet. And many playing examples as well.
Jazz 101 – (Video Series)
My first teacher was Jazz Legend Roy Mc Curdy. I pass on to you the first things he taught me. As I entered into the world of Jazz I realized his teaching were gold! My sound today is still influenced by his playing and it was a great honor to learn from him. This ongoing full video series is an introduction to Jazz for beginning to intermediate players based on my time with Roy –
- Time Generation
- Developing a correct touch
- Introduction to Phrasing
- Introduction to Right Hand lead
How to practice – A precise and in depth program I have presented and is used in top universities around the world.
Have you ever wondered exactly HOW to practice. Most of the time I see players just “wing it”. But practicing is a life long endeavor and serious business. It cannot be left to chance. If it’s disorganized you will suffer practice burn out, waste precious studio time that you might be paying for! And of course you could be wasting your own time!! If you are serious about practicing then you need a system that will organize your thoughts as well as your material. Practicing for hours and hours will do little good if everything you do is random. This is a system I designed for players with a heavy workload of subjects. Learn how to keep your mind in order as well as your schedule. A very important part of your formula that is often ignored. “How to practice” has been a hit with drummers across the world. Now the system is finally on a video.
- Warming up the hands
- Warming up the feet
- Warming up for creativity
An in depth look at both Hi-hat at and Bass Drum pedal technique and how it can help you. Exercises and explanations.
- Correct balance on the throne for maximum pedal efficiency
- Introduction to motion
- Motion exercises – Ghost notes and Strokes
- Heel down
- Heel up
- Eliminating “static body”
- Rock Shuffle
- Chicago Shuffle
- Halftime Shuffle
- Funk Shuffle
- Advanced Shuffle Independence
- Fills and vocabulary
Phrasing – The Rhythmic Pyramid in Jazz – The 3 in
This very popular lesson now comes on video! It includes PDF files and an audio version of the lesson on mp3 so you can listen on the go! This method is a favorite with many students around the world so I decided to put it on video for an even better lesson experience. If you love straight ahead jazz but have trouble playing at all tempo ranges, or would love to understand the vocabulary of players like Bill Stewart, Elvin Jones and all the greats. Or would you like to get your playing to sound more open and flowing? Then this workshop is for you! One of the questions I get asked constantly is – How do I play loose and not stiff? And of course – How do I play really fast uptempo? I can tell you that technique is only a 1/4 of the battle. The rest is rhythmic knowledge and the application of that knowledge through the different tempos and feels.
Review from Master Drummer and Teacher Frank Briggs
“Phil’s The 3 in Jazz workshop is very well done. I expected a short lesson, what I got was the equivalent of a small book. There is a wealth of info here. The examples are very well thought out and executed. More importantly it cleared up some things for me…. thanks Phil!”
PhrasingGroups of 5 and Groups of 7 – (In cooperation with Hudson Music)
These are concepts that every drummer can benefit from – Rock drummers, Latin, Jazz, Pop…the works! The lessons carry essential knowledge
that is a common thread in all of drumming, based on a foundation of Rhythm – not licks. Phrasing and time is constructed and improved through the study of rhythm, and rhythmic knowledge is the first thing we should explore, especially as drummers.
“Many times we are caught up in the technical and physical side of things”, says Phil, “but the most important and widely used aspect of drumming, whether you are a chops master or beginner, is Rhythm. And when you start to learn how it functions in music, it’s life changing. Always base your drumming language on your knowledge of rhythm. Not licks!”
Here we learn: A) The basic phrase concept B) Application and creation of time line structures C) Expansion onto the kit D) Rudimental applications E) Groove, fills and Time line applications using the phrase F) Expansion to different Genres G) Soloing applications with examples
In this clip we are working on getting a proper feel for Samba. Although it is work on a particular genre, this can spill over into many other styles of Brazilian music. There is nothing nicer then hearing this beautiful style with the right flowing “Hump” on drums! With out the proper feel its very difficult to get nice grooves happening with the music. Opening up your hearing and understanding the special rhythmic properties of Samba is the main theme here. And the way we do it is by applying RTS – My method for decoding the feel and phrasing of African descent music, to the Samba. Dancers will love you and you will have a blast with this! Comes with extensive PDF notation – and is a pretty massive study on its own! Independence, phrasing, control and feel with be massively enhanced with this concept.
- Bounce Exersice
- Double strokes
- 5 stroke
- six stroke and beyond
- Paradiddle Diddle
- Swiss Triplets
- Single stroke
- Morphing rudiments
This section is dedicated to all wonderful musicians I know. All the interviews here are done exclusively for the members of this site. On occasion I will post one for the general public to give folks a taste of what we have here. In the interviews players tell us all they can about what I ask them, with open hearts and with the purpose of passing on information that is very valuable.
Updated on a regular basis, we will have lots of great stuff here!
Skype / Whatsapp and Email support! Plus video reviews of your Playing!
This is one of the only sites that offers you support at this level. The usual deal is some drummer comes in, does an hour or 2 lesson on whatever subject they choose. But there is no follow up with that artist, no personalized feedback and no lesson plan. THIS site is one of the only ones that offers that. And it is done with the highest regards for your future as a player. You will not be left alone to “figure things out” if you have questions. When you are part of this site the team is here for you. And I value every player that believes in the site enough to study with me.
Skype) Through Skype we do reviews of what you are working on live!
Whatsapp) On this service I can see to your questions if you don’t have access to Skype. We have voice and chat options.
E-mail) Through email we address specific questions in a more relaxed setting. You can really think on your questions and get responses you can save for keeping a log.
If you send videos of yourself playing the material you get personalized reviews PLUS lesson plans to keep you on track! I am a true believer in the apprenticeship aspects of learning and do my very best to make that a part of your membership. Your videos can be uploaded onto youtube in a private link or on to our own page if you like and I will never share it unless you want me too. Having videos reviews is a great asset for the member because it really helps me to guide you in the best way possible when I see you play.