You see, I’ve always been up front with the amount of time I get to practice these days. I don’t have the chops in my hands that other drummer, who put in 14 hours a day have… but I compensate that with my Spaced Repetition Learning, Velocity Principles, Transformational Practicing and other technologies I talk about in my instructional materials. I also give a ton of credit to my lessons with Harry Damas, possibly one of the greatest “old school” drum instructors still around..

Since 1996, I’ve revealed powerful breakthroughs, that require very little practice, and allow you to play patterns with your feet that have never been heard before. Patterns that will separate you from the herd. And with that I present these clips.

Finally, it is my intention that most of the drummers stumbling across my material live in the real world of full time jobs, family, and BILLS. Though all our lives are pretty hectic… I can assure you that there are easier ways to getting GOOD… FAST.

You know, it’s one thing to sit in your basement frustrated at your level of playing… practicing for horrendous hours… hoping to get good… and quite another when you take the ballistic path of least resistance, see results happening in weeks, NOT years, and start getting the calls for gigs.

As long as you have an open mind and a desire to get on the bus… I can help you.

Enjoy the clips

Joe “Ballistic” Stronsick

All Songs are written and performed by Joe and Lisa Stronsick (an incredible violinist).

There are no overdubs when I play… all drums sounds including woodblocks, congas, etc. are played in real time. I use only stock gibraltar pedals. No tricks with those those pedals (dualist or bigstep) that give you multiple strikes with one step…

Before You Listen, I realize you may like or play a different style of music… these clips give a bigger picture in terms of application of feet than judgment of style.

Clips with Infra Red (talk about fusion and speed) I may post at a later time.

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Song in 5

SONG IN 5 – This song is a classic that has doubles, singles and flams in 5.

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7 into 3

7 INTO 3 – Follow the woodblock. Bass Drums stay in 7 as the woodblock (with foot) starts in 7 then goes into a shuffle and lead the hands.

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– just drums

CARNIVAL – 2 parts (bass drums and clave played with feet)

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Carnival – Song

CARNIVAL SONG – Wrote this for a gig that had to get the crowd dancing outside in FREEZING Ohio.

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Way Independence Song – Circus Theme

6 WAY INDEPENDENCE (Circus) – A recent piece with hands in 5, feet playing a woodblock jazz type pattern, bass drums playing singles
and feet also playing the 48″ bass drum in 3. Kinda Strange
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Resurrection

RESURRECTION – Hands playing a latin pattern with cowbell while the feet play woodblock and bass drums.

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– Tribal in 5

TRIBAL IN 5 – This one has a tribal Indian like tom going on in 3. Added is the bass drums with doubles and singles. One foot also plays one woodblock in 5 to compensate the rt hand in 5. The other foot also plays on lower toned woodblock to hang with the tom in 3.

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Coming Home

COMING HOME SONG – Ending of a very powerful… yet driving song. A lot of doubles and singles with bass drums as I use 2 more pedals for the 2 different toned hammers.

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LATIN DRUM PART
– One of my favorite breakthroughs. I play a standard latin pattern with hands. Feet on bass drums and also playing the famous conga pattern with my feet. Notice the hi-hat that’s opening and closing also.

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HYBERNATION SONG

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Hybernation – counted Again 6 way independence – with 2 stacked rhythms. Feet follow each one separately. Wonderful concept for you to copy.

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Same pattern BUT MORE POWERFUL. applied to orchestra. I decided to take the same pattern from Hybernation and play a 48″ bass drum in 9. The hi-hat is still being opened and closed.

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Jazz Drum Beat 2 – Demonstrates feet opening and closing hi-hat, playing bass drum and controlling woodblock pedal.

My jazz album will be showcasing more of this.

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