[Drum] Johnny Rabb – The Official Freehand Technique. Uploaded by fogobr Johnny Rabb The Official Freehand Technique Drum for Drummers. Sheet music for Johnny Rabb: The Official Freehand Technique (Book And CD): buy online. Arrangement: Drums (DRUMS). Published by Hal Leonard, Hudson. Johnny Rabb, besides being a master drummer, is really known for what he calls the ‘Freehand Technique’, which allows you to play really fast notes with one.

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Duck Tape Platinum Member. Find all posts by Pfficial. Find all posts by Bretton. Yes, in the past I did feel very much taken from and money was gained on my exact video and technique. But I sure love your playing, and the way you incorporate the freehand technique! My first encounter with the free hand technique was likely through youtube a couple of years ago, but I mostly saw it as quite gimmicky with no real value in “normal playing”, due to its difficulty. Find all posts by Swiss Matthias.

I have to thank these videos though. Last edited by Johnny Rabb; at Thanks so much for your honest replies to the question.

As much fun as I have with the technique, I’ve yet to find a use for it outside of contemporary-type solos and the type of metal that I really don’t want to play.

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Find all posts by Jeff Almeyda. Little more info on Johnny: I was impressing friends and making the other drummers jealous of something I never thought I could do.


But I never actually saw anyone do anything that I would consider fast enough to be a roll until the Freehand technique came out. I guess number two isn’t bad. I’m interested to know what uses other people have found for it. I know there are many people that have there own opinions and I am not going to slam anyone. Freehand Technique by Johnny Rabb Being a bottom feeder player, I have nothing constructive to say about freehand technique, but wanted to add to everyone’s huge pleasure in welcoming you to the forum.

Have a great one everybody! Inside, you’ll find a discussion on how the technique works, and pages upon pages of exercises to help you develop the ability to actually play rhythms freehanded, rather than just a spastic roll.

Sign up for our newsletter Sign Up. I have always given Kenwood credit for the inspiration and have even spoken to him on the phone regarding the Freehand, etc. Jeff Almeyda Senior Consultant. Someone please tell me, what is the d mn word? I was interested in it though, and did my own research and found myself having a great time with it.

Send a private message to Snorbuckle. Then he decided to write a book to help everybody else learn it: I cant say FreeHand is something I involve in shows but its a cool technique to play around with and raise some eyebrows. I came up with the name Freehand Technique in and was very hopeful johhnny all drummers would utilize it in their playing. Send a private message to MrInsanePolack.

Johnny Rabb: The Official Freehand Technique (Book And CD)

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My son saw you play and proclaimed you his new favorite drummer. He made an ass of himself as a result. Description written by Michael Dooley. Freehand Technique by Johnny Rabb Johnny, much officjal.

The last time I considered learning the freehand technique I likened it to playing double strokes on the double bass pedal – a little bit gimmicky for alot of effort.

Also, I absolutely think the Freehand is not the end all technique for drumming. Find all posts by Grummbles.

I found I couldn’t get enough power, so I haven’t really used it in the last few years, and I’ve grown away from wanting to. I actually owe a lot too you sir for my progression in drumming as a teenager. Originally Posted by Johnny Rabb Have you learned this technique?

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I have my own stance on this topic, but really am trying to get to the bottom of what the drumming public thinks. Swiss Matthias Platinum Member. Welcome to the group Sir. It’s an honour to have you here! And it was a pleasure to witness your performance with Dirk Brand at the Karlsruhe Trommeltage in late Then you compared it too a handshake and feeehand all clicked.