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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Benny Greb – The Art and Science of Groove

Sep 14 2016

Benny Greb – The Art and Science of Groove

The Art and Science of Groove is the first ever collection of vital tools and exercises designed specifically to enhance your playing with a positive groove, time after time. Benny Greb introduces the five core elements of Time, Feel, Sound, Body and Mind, offering straightforward solutions that can be applied to any musical style in order to generate a solid and consistent groove, leaving nothing to luck. By applying the tools within The Art and Science of Groove and making use of Benny’s practical approach to the exercises, drummers everywhere will see an obvious transformation in their drum set...

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Jeff Ocheltree: Trust Your Ears – Drum Tech Explorations

Sep 10 2016

Jeff Ocheltree: Trust Your Ears – Drum Tech Explorations

A complete guide to the care, set-up and maintenance of the drum kit from one of the world’s most established and experienced drum techs. Ocheltree uses nine different kits, including an appearance of the legendary John Bonham Ludwig kit. With the aid of nine different guest drummers, Ocheltree explains the variations in sound and approach. Learn to set up, mic and tune the kits, as you train your ears to find that magical personal drum sound. Jeff Ocheltree transitioned from replaceable “roadie” to invaluable “drum tech” by being the first person to take complete care of all aspects of...

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Rick Latham – Advanced Funk Studies

Sep 05 2016

Rick Latham – Advanced Funk Studies

Advanced Funk Studies has been a staple for drummers for over 20 years. The new DVD with both Advanced Funk Studies and Contemporary Drumset Techniques is a must for drummers who wish to understand todays linear style of playing, rock, r & b, hip hop, funk and soul. Latham breaks down the exercises so its easy to find a groove that works with the music. Mr Latham also spends time talking about the importance of proper technique and shows the importance of a strong rudimental foundation. This course is very helpful, easy to follow, with excellent examples of some...

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