Terry Bozzio – Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato: Vol 1, 2, 3

Nov 20 2016

Terry Bozzio – Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato: Vol 1, 2, 3

Now on DVD, Terry Bozzio’s Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato is a three-volume instructional video packed with groundbreaking performances, hundreds of demonstrations and examples, simple breakdowns, clear explanations of radical techniques, and thought-provoking inspiration and philosophy. In this course, Terry explains his approach to the drumset as an orchestra within itself, delving into self-accompaniment with ostinato patterns. He also demonstrates how to apply melodic, harmonic, and even two-part contrapuntal techniques to the kit. Many musical examples written by Terry himself are contained in the informative booklets accompanying the videos. Each video stands on its own, but they work together...

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Tim Wimer – Snare Drum Rudiments

Nov 11 2016

Tim Wimer – Snare Drum Rudiments

The Snare Drum Rudiments DVD by Tim Wimer is a 60 minute video that teaches the 26 essential rudiments required by school band programs. You will learn about setting up the snare, holding the sticks, tuning the snare, and achieving a good sound . The video then covers each rudiment in detail, demonstrating it slowly and then playing it as would be required in auditions (open, closed, open). Our unique split screens show both hands in detail, with notation on screen and a bouncing ball type pointer showing each note as it’s being played. This is the ideal video...

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Aquiles Priester – The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming

Nov 05 2016

Aquiles Priester – The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming

Brazilian heavy metal drummer Aquiles Priester is synonymous with power drumming. In this footage, Aquiles takes you through the ins and outs of his style using the repertoire he is known for. Particular attention is paid to double bass drum technique. Bonus footage includes performances and drum solos by Mr. Priester himself. Aquiles has received recognition for his drumming and his DVD from the Modern Drummer 2010 Readers Poll (USA): fifth-best prog drummer and third-best educational DVD. If you’ve heard any of Aquiles recordings with Angra or Hangar, you will have noticed (especially if you’re a drummer) his very...

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Drum Tips – Double Bass Drumming

Oct 30 2016

Drum Tips – Double Bass Drumming

Drum Tips brings together some of the world’s greatest drummers, each providing his own insights on music and the drums. Double Bass Drumming features Terry Bozzio, Rod Morgenstein, Joe Franco and Simon Phillips, offering tips on exercises, beats, fills, and solo ideas. This in-depth practical information from the pros will be valuable for beginning and experienced double bass drummers. Excellent DVD with hands-on (feet-on?) explanations by all the double bass drum players. Top props to Terry Bozzio and Joe Franco for their beginning level techniques and exercises. It’s a good drums video skills for amateur drummer. The lesson from...

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Raul Rekow, Karl Perazzo – Supernatural: Rhythm & Grooves

Oct 21 2016

Raul Rekow, Karl Perazzo – Supernatural: Rhythm & Grooves

Karl Perazzo and Raul Rekow showcase their special chemistry of applying traditional Afro-Cuban percussion rhythms and blending them into today’s popular music. This program features songs from Carlos Santana’s Grammy Award-winning album Supernatural performed by an all-star band. Patterns and grooves from each of the songs are broken down into individual lessons, and all are taught and performed in their entirety. The split screen action allows you to concentrate on any of the drum/percussion parts that you want to. In addition, when an Afro-Cuban term that may be unfamiliar to those new to the style is mentioned, the term...

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Ted Mackenzie – The Ultimate Drummer’s Workout

Oct 18 2016

Ted Mackenzie – The Ultimate Drummer’s Workout

A revolutionary method to improve your stick technique through the use of brushes! The idea is simple: since brushes don’t bounce like sticks, your wrist control and grip need to be much more precise and controlled to achieve the same results. Using the ‘wag the brush’ principles introduced on this DVD tutorial, you will soon acquire: Proper turning of the wrists; A relaxed, stress-free grip; Ability to control accents at will; A bigger and better sound; Speed, accuracy and attack; Perfection in rudimental drumming! There is much on this DVD which is correct and very valuable for the primary...

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Pat Petrillo – Snare Drum Rudiments

Oct 08 2016

Pat Petrillo – Snare Drum Rudiments

The snare drum is the heart of the drum kit, and ace percussionist Pat Petrillo demonstrates thirty of the most useful rudiments for the snare in this instructional video. Pat Petrillo: Snare Drum Rudiments features the drummer showing off the rudiments in a variety of tempos to help novices recognize and learn them, with written scores appearing on screen to aid sight readers. Without a doubt one of the best instructional drum videos out there. Pat’s command of the rudiments are incredible. His ghost notes are subtle & his accents are right on. Master this video & you will...

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Ricardo Monzon – Basic Afro-Cuban Rhythms

Sep 28 2016

Ricardo Monzon – Basic Afro-Cuban Rhythms

A Berklee professor and Afro Cuban master, Ricardo Monzon breaks down several Afro Cuban rhythms into easily digestible lessons. Monzon covers rhythms on the congas, timbales, bongos, guiro, cowbells, and other hand percussion instruments. The first few lessons teaches you how to play a clave pattern with your hands. Monzon starts off slowly so it is easy to follow along even if you have no experience playing Afro Cuban rhythms. Perhaps the best part of the DVD are the conga lessons during which he teaches you how to produce a neat palette of sounds by strike the head on...

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Anton Fig – In The Groove

Sep 22 2016

Anton Fig – In The Groove

Anton Fig, drummer on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” shares his own tips and ideas on making music and for surviving in the professional world. He talks about time, communicating through music, nuances of different styles, constructing a beat for a song and what it takes to play on the Late Show. He played with such famous people as: Miles Davis, Steve Winwood, Paul Simon, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan. Very good instructional dvd for anyone who wants to see a great drummer play and explain how to play to many different styles of contemporary music. With the...

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Steve Gadd – Live At Pas

Sep 19 2016

Steve Gadd – Live At Pas

Steve Gadd – Live At Pas includes some of the deepest grooves and most fiery solos ever recorded. Segments of this video include: a solo performance of ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ with brushes, a rudimental drum solo, a discussion of grooving and relaxation, a shuffle performance with Luis Conte, and a Latin groove with Alex Acuсa and Luis Conte. A classic tape by a legendary musician. It’s a pure gold for all drummers and Steve Gadd’s fans. Steve Gadd is an American musician. Gadd is one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry....

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