Aaron Spears – Beyond the Chops
Jan 30 2014
Beyond The Chops: Groove, Musicality & Technique, a new instructional DVD from Aaron Spears, showcases the rising star’s phenomenal drumming that critics, fans and even his peers have described as beyond category. The 2-disc, 3-hour program offers amazing performances, enlightening educational segments and revealing interviews as Spears displays his natural talent, deliciously fat groove and incredibly deep skills in a set of spectacular performances with Gospel, R&B, Motown, rock, shuffle and odd-meter tracks.
Furthermore, Beyond The Chops provides an inside, in-depth look at Aaron’s exceptional ability to combine a wide range of musical genres and influences into a seamless, powerful, new style of drumming that has placed him among the first generation of elite and essential drummers to emerge in the 21st Century.
Following his blazing performance segments, Aaron hosts a Q&A session in front of a master-class and then sits down with drumming icon Jojo Mayer for a candid interview covering everything from his Gospel roots to his recent work with Usher, the Backstreet Boys and the American Idol?? Tour. Aaron also provides insight into the unique rhythmic vocabulary he has created with many of the grooves and fills transcribed in an accompanying 21-page printable eBook. For additional lesson support, the DVD also includes a special sub-menu that connects each notated exercise in the eBook directly to the video example it supports. Drumless tracks for practice are available to download.
Beyond The Chops is available on DVD or Instant Download with advanced features such as high-quality digital video and uncompressed, super high-fidelity PCM audio, multiple camera angles and an interactive slow-motion option. Recommended for anyone who wants to appreciate the new standard of groove, musicality and technique or develop their own, Beyond The Chops puts a higher level of drumming well within their reach.
Running time: 3 hours
Video: XviD 640×360 29,97 FPS 1500 kbps
Audio: MP3 48 kHz stereo 160 kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 2.55 Gb