Playing With Sticks features four-time solo snare drumming world champion, Jeff Queen. This DVD presents a comprehensive approach to developing hand technique and a detailed look at contemporary rudimental drumming. Jeff demonstrates all of the standard rudiments as well as cutting-edge hybrids. In addition, he performs several solos that amply display his incredible technique and virtuosity. Playing With Sticks is designed to work as a companion to Queen's acclaimed book, The Next Level. Presented here are essential hand techniques ranging from the fundamentals to a detailed analysis of the Moeller technique and Velocity stroke. Jeff demonstrates how to apply these techniques to Flams, Diddles, Rolls and Hybrid Rudiments, and talks about timing, buzz roll control, and offers detailed explanations of 'The Grid' and '4-2-1'. Also provided is invaluable information on solo construction and achieving speed, plus many backsticking and stick trick ideas, all of which contribute to making this DVD a virtual encyclopaedia of rudimental drumming and hand technique.