Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander – Hear and Play Drums 101

Dec 12 2012

Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander – Hear and Play Drums 101

Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander has played for just about everyone in the industry. He’s toured with a countless number of artists in all genres and leads workshops locally in his community. He’s been playing drums for over 20 years… since the tender age of 2 and has certainly been through the “school of hard knocks.” Bam knows both worlds – how to read sheet music and most importantly, how to play by ear. Learn, from start to finish, everything you need to know to play drums like a professional. Learn tons of practice techniques that’ll make you an expert drummer...

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Giovanni Hidalgo – In The Tradition

Dec 01 2012

Giovanni Hidalgo – In The Tradition

Giovanni Hidalgo is the leading conguero of our time. His diverse recording and touring credits include Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, Dave Valentin and Mickey Hart. On this masterful program, he introduces basic sounds, tuning and technique, patterns of son montuno, bolero, charanga, danzon and multi-percussion applications of those forms. Special DVD features include legendary performances from Karl Perazzo and Giovanni Hidalgo/Changuito, interactive drums from around the world, a glossary of Latin percussion terms, and a section on tuning/maintenance. In The Tradition presents Giovanni Hidalgo explaining the basic conga sounds, tuning and typical conga, timbales, bongo and guiro parts for...

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Bobby Sanabria – Getting Started on Congas 1 & 2

Nov 10 2012

Bobby Sanabria – Getting Started on Congas 1 & 2

Bobby Sanabria’s “Getting Started on Congas 1 & 2” is one of the better conga instructional videos available. He uses a bilingual approach, but both English and Spanish speakers should find the instructions easy to follow. He translates from English to Spanish while demonstrating each lesson which can be a bit cumbersome but worth the effort. This tape is the second in a series of three by Sanabria: “Conga Basics”, “Getting Started… 1 & 2”, and “Getting Started… 2 & 3”. His method of teaching is patient enough for beginners and informative enough for the more serious player. Each...

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Drum Videos Set (57 videos)

Nov 06 2012

Drum Videos Set (57 videos)

We collected a set of video lessons, master classes and just a good videos of famous drummers. They play in differenet styles and genres. This set includes 57 videos by 10 musicians: Benny Greb, Dirk Erchinger, Felix Lehrmann, Johnny Rabb, Phil Maturano, Mike Terrana, Rodney Holmes, Shauney Baby, Thomas Lang and Van Stratum Serra. Only the best tutorials at FastStrings. Language: English Running time: 04:47:48 Quality: CamRip Video: WMV 320×240 30.00fps 386Kbps Audio: WMA 44100Hz stereo 64Kbps Booklet: No Size: 950 Mb Download Drum Videos Set (57 videos) free and other lessons from our site   Register or Login...

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Zildjian Day New York 1984

Nov 01 2012

Zildjian Day New York 1984

Zildjian Day in New York features performances by Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tommy Campbell, Billy Cobham and Alex Acuna. An intimate and revealing video document of five leading contemporary drummers in the context of a one of a kind live concert/clinic “event”: Zildjian Day in New York. Each drummer demonstrates their unique playing styles with informative question and answer sessions after each musical segment. From Alex Acuna opening the day’s festivities with a fiery montage of latin music, to Tommy Campbell’s and Billy Cobham’s inventive soloing and Vinnie Colaiuta’s and Steve Gadd’s brilliant and intuitive accompaniment, it’s all here...

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Zildjian Day London 1995

Oct 27 2012

Zildjian Day London 1995

Zildjian Day in London features performances by Dennis Chambers, Gregg Bissonette, Trilok Gurtu, and Simon Phillips. Zildjian Day in London is easily one of the most stunning and revealing Zildjian Days ever witnessed. Documented here is 90 enthralling minutes in the company of four of the world’s most influential and dynamic drummers, whose unique styles – spanning rock, funk, fusion and World music – are revealed here by both intimate and spectacular camera angles, some used for the first time in drum video footage. Don’t miss a chance to watch Zildjian Day New York 1984. Language: English Year: 1995...

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Miguel ‘Anga’ Diaz – Anga Mania!

Sep 13 2012

Miguel ‘Anga’ Diaz – Anga Mania!

The Past, Present and Future of Conga Playing with the Grammy winning Cuban Percussionist of The Afro-Cuban All-Stars, Irakere, Danilo Perez, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Orlando Cachito Lopez, Ruben Gonzales, Ibrahim Ferrer, Orishas, Omara Portuondo, Omar Sosa … Through a methodology based in tradition, Anga demonstrates many of his systems and forms he uses to develop dexterous patterns, riffs and solos. Each example is demonstrated in a solo context then in a duet performance. In the MARCHA, GUAGUANCO and SOLOING sections Anga reveals his incomparable patterns and variations on five congas. Duet performances with virtuoso Cuban pianist GABRIEL HERNANDEZ...

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Changuito – The History Of Songo

Aug 21 2012

Changuito – The History Of Songo

The eminent Changuito, formerly of Cuban group Los Van Van and co-creator of the musical style songo, shares his inventions on drum set, congas, and timbales. Conga, pilon, and mozambique styles are also demonstrated by the master percussionist. The eminent Changuito, formerly of Cuban group Los Van Van and co-creator of the musical style songo, shares his inventions on drum set, congas, and timbales. Conga, pilon, and mozambique styles are also demonstrated by the master. This video is a must have for any percusionist or drummer who wants to hear from a master the history and evolution of this...

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Luis Conte – The Studio Percussionist

Aug 14 2012

Luis Conte – The Studio Percussionist

Geared for the serious recording percussionist, this video gives a first-hand glimpse at the recording process of one of the most sought-after studio percussionists in the world. Luis Conte demonstrates the recording of basic tracks and the overlaying of additional tracks to complete a cut. Additionally, he shows how to create entirely different “feels” from a single basic track and how to record multiple percussion instruments within a single track (allowing the over-dub process to maximize the available number of tracks ). This video also highlights Luis’ playing of congas, bongos, timbales, djembes, tambourines, cajons, shekeres, and more. Conte...

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Larrie Londin Benefit Concert

Jun 16 2012

Larrie Londin Benefit Concert

This 90-minute video features Terry Bozzio, Chester Thompson, Will Calhoun, Dom Famularo, and Hip Pickles honoring the late, great session drummer, Larrie Londin. Contains stellar performances and exciting guest appearances with the award-winning Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble. Bonus clips of Larrie Londin make this a must-have video. Not only was this video created for a great cause (in honor of legendary country drummer, Larrie Londin and creating scholorships for musicians), but it is a fabulous display of amazing drumming. What’s great is you see 4 different styles of drumming at such a high level: Dom Famularo (Top World...

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