Learn from the master
Looking for more speed, control, or indurance on your bass drum? Check out Colin's DVD — Bass Drum Technique.

Colin's legendary book — Bass Drum Control — is the top selling publication of all time for teaching bass drum technique.

Colin now offers individual lessons via Skype.

Colin Bailey

jazz drummer

Drummer Colin Bailey has had a distinguished career. He has played with many of the worlds greatest musicians in all areas of the business. He’s done over 100 jazz albums, T.V. shows, and toured world wide with the likes of Benny Goodman and Joe Pass. Colin is still playing Jazz gigs and doing Master Classes in the US, Brazil and Canada.

Bass Drum ControlHe has written three drum books; Bass Drum Control ( published in 1964) has been such a successful book that it was reissued with a new cover to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Drum Solos - the Art of Phrasing (1998), and his latest one, Bass Drum Control Solos (2002).

His DVD, Bass Drum Technique, was voted Number 2 in the Modern Drummer readers poll in the Educational DVD category. It is also available as a Master Class or single lessons on the Drum Channel.

Three videos (links below) from the DVD, Bass Drum Technique, offer drummers the opportunity to watch Colin demonstrate his bass drum technique as he takes you through the exercises already made famous by his book, Bass Drum Control.

  1. About Setting Up the Pedal...
  2. Exercises 1 - 4
  3. Exercises 9 - 11

Two additional videos feature The Colin Trio, with John Chiodini on guitar and Jim Hughart on bass. More videos are available from Colin's video page.

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"Mention Colin Bailey’s name
to any Jazz drummer and there’s an instant recognition and an unspoken appreciation of his talent
on the instrument."
— Steven Cerra (Jazz Profiles)
Colin Bailey