Alan Schechner – Coordination and Groove

Dec 01 2021

Alan Schechner – Coordination and Groove

With Coordination & Groove, Alan reveals his unique “before-and-after” system – known as “Transformations” – that will change the way you think about playing drums. Learn, step-by-step, how to create and play grooves and melodies simultaneously, how to transform standard grooves into exciting new rhythmic and melodic variations that will revitalize your music! You will be able to apply “Transformations” to all styles of music and any time signature.
Every player who desires to advance and add new “stuff” to their toolkit can benefit from this DVD. It’s ALWAYS helpful to see things from different perspectives. This DVD explains very clearly the road to creativity with a very inspiring and easy to understand transformation system. There are also some good practicing tips and the drum solos are just mind blowing! This is definitely a high quality educational DVD. This video is the Stick Control of DVDs for the Drumset. Because of the modular concepts on his approach to co-ordination , you can always go back and learn something new from it.

Learn to:

  • Transform grooves, including Rock, Funk, Latin, Shuffle, New Orleans, Hip-Hop;
  • Transform grooves in odd time signatures, including 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 7/8;
  • Break down even the most complex beats into easy-to-digtest pieces;
  • Improve ambidexterity / coordination;
  • Develop a melodic approach to the drum set;
  • Develop unique patterns with the cowbell pedal;
  • Enhance creativity.

Also Includes:

  • Drum solos;
  • Unique patterns with the cowbell pedal;
  • Bonus lessons.


  • Multiple camera angles;
  • On-screen tablature;
  • Exclusive access to online drum book.

Schechner’s DVD present a remarkably simple idea about how to tranform common beats into mind-bending independence puzzlers. Alan explains his transformations thoroughly. The problem is that those who translate explanations literally will quickly deduce Alan’s rhythmic transformations as, “You must do it exactly like I do.” Not so. This is, quite literally, what Alan does NOT recommend. He explicity says, for example, if you don’t have a cowbell for your left heel (your other half of your foot plays your hi-hat pedal), then don’t play the cowbell.
In short, Schechner’s DVD is a critical component for the evolution of drumming on the drumset. While many will focus on foot techniques as the next step in double-bass drumming (i.e., moving your feet around pedals assigned to different instruments), Alan presents a means for taking interdependence to the next level. For this, “Coordination and Groove” is a revolutionary, and mandatory, DVD for drummers serious about approaching playing with a truly new view.
Coordination and Groove will make you a better drummer. In Coordination & Groove, Alan Schechner provides concise, easy-to-understand instruction that will have you “grooving” in no time (while keeping perfect time!). With a unique before-and-after system that breaks down even the most complex beats into easy-to-digest pieces, Alan shows you how to transform standard drum patterns into fantastic new rhythms that will revitalize your music.
This DVD is valuable for players of all styles, and the concepts can be applied to any genre or time signature.

Language: English
Year: 2006
Country: USA
Running time: 1 hour
Quality: DVD5
Video: MPEG2 720×480 ~5 Mbps 30 fps NTSC 4:3
Audio: LPCM 2.0 1536 Kbps 48kHz
Booklet: No
Size: 3.2 Gb

Alan Schechner - Coordination and Groove

Alan Schechner – Coordination and Groove

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