Dennis DeLucia, legend of marching percussion and member of the DCI, WGI and The World Drum Corps Association Halls of Fame, has created several new packs for the hit new educational drum app Drum Guru™. Created by Rob Wallis, founder of Hudson Music and DCI Music Video, and longtime president of Drummers Collective School of Music in New York City, Drum Guru is currently available in the app store for iPhone and iPad, and features content from some of the world’s most famous drumset artists and educators.
For Drum Guru, Dennis DeLucia has created several new packs of lessons. The first four packs contain instruction and exercises for learning the 40 standard rudiments, divided into packs of 10 lessons each. These packs, priced at $3.99 each, contain clear explanations along with custom patterns written by Dennis to develop facility with each rudiment. Dennis is joined by champion snare drummer Jeff Prosperie, who demonstrates each rudiment. Also available are the Ultimate Warm-Up pack ($1.99), containing more exercises from Dennis that are aimed at all drummers (marching, drumset, and symphonic), and the Basics of Drumming pack, in which Dennis details the essential techniques and strokes of all drumming (a perfect pack for teachers and band directors). In addition, Prosperie, the only person to ever win the “triple crown” of solo snare drum competition (DCI, PAS, DCA), presents the Classic Snare Drum Solos pack with solos like “The Three Camps,” “Downfall of Paris,” and “Crazy Army.”
“My Drum Guru apps provide the essential elements for every drummer/percussionist: grip, strokes, motion, flow, relaxation, warm-ups and rudiments,” said DeLucia. “Get on the road to success with my packs, designed for teachers and players at all levels: middle school, high school, college, professional. Enjoy, learn, and have fun!”
“We are absolutely thrilled to have teamed up with Dennis, who is rightly considered a giant in his field,” said Drum Guru founder Rob Wallis. “Players, teachers and students can take advantage of this great format and are able to watch world-class artists on their iPhone or iPad, anywhere they want and at any time.”
Drum Guru™ delivers interactive, multimedia drum lessons. It is a free app that comes with a sampler pack containing seven lessons for trial. Additional packs, each with 7-10 lessons, are priced from $3.99 to $4.99, and can be purchased and downloaded within the app by clicking on the Catalog button at the bottom of the screen (which displays all the packs available for purchase).
Dennis DeLucia is one of the most highly-respected percussion teachers, arrangers, clinicians and judges in the United States. A former member of the prestigious West Point Band, he is best known for his successes with championship drum corps and bands. In 1981, his drumlines won “Best Percussion” in all three competitive classes—the only “Triple Crown” in Drum Corps International history! He is the only person to have been inducted into all three of the major Halls of Fame: DCI, WGI and The World Drum Corps Association. Dennis has conducted percussion clinics/workshops in 43 states and 6 countries, and is an educational consultant, clinician, and endorser for Yamaha Corporation of America, SABIAN Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Pro-Mark Sticks, and Row-Loff Productions.
For more information, including a demonstration video and FAQ on how to use the app, please visit www.drumguru.com.
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