John Blackwell – Master Series

Feb 24 2017

John Blackwell – Master Series

John Blackwell brings his R&B / funk / pop drumming mastery to this enlightening educational DVD. Filmed in front of a live audience, John demonstrates the musical skills that have made him the drummer of choice for artists such as Prince, Patti LaBelle and Justin Timberlake. John performs his original compositions with a burning band: Gary Grainger (bass), Mike Scott (guitar), Corey Bernhard (keyboards). Interspersed among the performances, John touches on topics including grooving / playing in the pocket, foot technique, and showmanship, along with extensive commentary and demonstrations of the grooves and concepts that have influenced him. The...

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Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz Volume 1

Feb 13 2017

Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz Volume 1

This is the groundbreaking release that began a new era in drumming. This DVD features exciting young drummers in unrehearsed sessions showcasing their amazing speed, agility, and proficiency on the drumkit. Features: Thomas Pridgen, Tony Royster Jr., Eric Moore II, Joey Oscar, Jeremy Haynes, and more!! This special edition also includes a previously unreleased scene featuring Thomas Pridgen and Tony Royster Jr. trading phrases in a historic musical conversation. Also do not forget to watch Gospel Chops – Shed Sessionz: Vol. 2. Language: English Year: 2006 Country: USA Running time: 123 minutes Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 Video 720?480 (16:9)...

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The Drummers of Frank Zappa: Roundtable Discussion And Performance

Feb 04 2017

The Drummers of Frank Zappa: Roundtable Discussion And Performance

This DVD features performances and interviews with some of the best drummers to work with Frank Zappa: Terry Bozzio, Chester Thompson, Chad Wackerman, Ruth Underwood, and Ralph Humphrey. “It has always been a dream of mine to get some of my favorite Zappa drummers together to talk about our experiences, all for the benefit of an audience who might learn from and be entertained by it. I am truly grateful to have been able to assemble my respected friends Ralph, Chester, Ruth, and Chad for this release. To have been able to jam together was a bonus and a...

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Chad Smith & Ian Paice – Live Performances, Interviews, Tech Talk and Soundcheck

Jan 26 2017

Chad Smith & Ian Paice – Live Performances, Interviews, Tech Talk and Soundcheck

Two demi-gods of the rock drumming world join forces for a set of interviews, discussions and spectacular live performances. On 21st June 2004 Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Whitesnake and Gary Moore joined forces to celebrate the launch of the London Drum Company. This special DVD captures the two world-class performers on amazing form, jamming both as soloists and together as they demonstrate the skills that have pushed them to the top of the rock drumming super-league. Get a candid glimpse at their soundchecks, watch them set up their equipment...

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Akira Jimbo – Independence

Jan 12 2017

Akira Jimbo – Independence

Akira Jimbo, who has become famous not only for his virtuoso drum technique, but also for his unique compositions and performances that blend acoustic and electric drums, presents this blend of performance and instructional video, EVOLUTION. Here he demonstrates both his hand and foot. In this film, noted drummer Akira Jimbo performs songs that demonstrate his unique style and technique. In this performance, Jimbo demonstrates his so-called “trigger system,” an expansion of his trademark mix of electronic and acoustic drums. Jimbo explains the techniques he uses to integrate hand and footwork into his style. Akira Jimbo is a Japanese...

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Classic Drum Solos And Drum Battles Volume 1

Jan 03 2017

Classic Drum Solos And Drum Battles Volume 1

A must for students and fans of jazz drumming, Classic Drum Solos and Drum Battles should also be seen by those whose exposure to drumming has been limited to crash-and-bang rock drummers, most of whom couldn’t play a real solo if their paradiddles depended on it. The solos here are from separate performances recorded between 1957 and 1978. Those by Rufus Jones (who makes clear why his nickname was “Speedy”), Louis Bellson (whose trademarks are flawless technique and two bass drums), Joe Morello (the superbly musical drummer of Dave Brubeck’s best quartet), and Buddy Rich (the most blindingly fast...

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Ian Paice – Not For The Pro’s

Dec 23 2016

Ian Paice – Not For The Pro’s

It’s rare that a musician as influential as Ian Paice agrees to do “clinics” for other musicians, but that’s just what the longtime Deep Purple/session drummer began doing during the late ’90s – as documented on the 2002 DVD Not for the Pros. The two-hour-long DVD contains countless bits of advice from Paice and also others who have worked with the drummer, which will help drummers of all ages (everything from the right type of kit you should select to getting good drum sound while recording and on-stage). The DVD is comprised of several different sections – including a...

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John “Jab’O” Starks and Clyde Stubblefield – Soul Of The Funky Drummers

Dec 17 2016

John “Jab’O” Starks and Clyde Stubblefield – Soul Of The Funky Drummers

This historical first instructional dvd will be an essential learning tool for every funk devotee, demonstrating playing techniques and valuable tips for creating the ultimate funk groove! They demonstrate these patterns and rhythm combinations, and analyze their performances and techniques while looking back and discussing their activities in the James Brown era. If you are a drummer, you will enjoy this look at two old school funk drummers who powered the James Brown bands of the 60s and 70s. Both are heard on most of the important cuts done by Brown, and both have been sampled to death. They...

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John McLaughlin – The Gateway to Rhythm

Dec 13 2016

John McLaughlin – The Gateway to Rhythm

Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums. Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for over 30 years, brings it all together with Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the foremost percussionists from India. Divided into six chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation. Exercises are explained and demonstrated followed by improvisations which include all the exercise material of that particular chapter. You will learn through this course how to improvise rhythmically and how this system can help in your compositions. Following this,...

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Simon Phillips – Complete

Dec 06 2016

Simon Phillips – Complete

Simon Phillips Complete download. For the first time on DVD, and remixed (by Simon himself!) in Dolby 5.1 surround, Simon Phillips: Complete includes Simon’s groundbreaking videos Simon Phillips and Simon Phillips Returns on one disc. This DVD combines brilliant trio performances with concise and informative instructional segments. Simon demonstrates the drum patterns played in each song, first slowly and then up to speed, and covers topics such as double bass drums, bass and snare drum tuning, hand/foot independence exercises, practice techniques, timekeeping, odd-meters, and playing with a click. In addition, he performs two incredible free form drum solos which...

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