Pandit Sadanand Naiampalli – Theory and Practice of Tabla

Aug 22 2011

Pandit Sadanand Naiampalli – Theory and Practice of Tabla

Video lessons of playing the tabla from Pandit Sadanand Naiampalli. This course designed for musicians with level from Intermediate to Advanced. At the beginning of the disc is given a brief “alphabet” (bols) to record the rhythms (taals). At the beginning of each chapter before playing taals described appropriate bols. Video and audio quality is certainly not great. But publishers of disk are put a lot of cool stuff. Mr Naimpalli received his training from one of the great educators of tabla, Pandit Taranath Rao. Taranathji’s analysis of the repertoire of tabla was based in logic and practicality and...

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Drummer’s Night in Boston 2005

Aug 21 2011

Drummer’s Night in Boston 2005

Recorded October 14th 2005, this DVD documents a remarkable one-night-only performance by five of the biggest names in the drum world, as they play live onstage, both solo and then together in a show-stopping finale in a benefit for Right Turn. You’ll experience upclose: the amazing handwork of Prince’s drummer John Blackwell; heavy-yet-tasty ‘band approach’ playing by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; classic rock icon Simon Kirke; and the firey, polyryhthmic, jaw-dropping ensemble playing of drummer’s drummers Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and Eguie Castrillo. Drummer’s Night in Boston 2005 gives you unlimited access to the artists,...

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Anand Ramanujam – Learn To Play Tabla

Aug 20 2011

Anand Ramanujam – Learn To Play Tabla

The Tabla is a drum from India and is most closely associated with Hindustani shastriya sangeet from North India. It is said that the Tabla came from the ancient double headed drum, the pakhawaj. The repartoire and knowledge that the Tabla encompasses is as vast as the ocean and dates back to as far as 4000 years ago. This DVD is dedicated to the fond memory of the legendary Tabla player Late Ustad Allah Rakha, the doyen of the Punjab Gharana. Anand Ramanujam, one of his senior disciple makes learning the tabla very simple and interesting, explaining the finer...

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Drumbassadors – Volume 1

Aug 16 2011

Drumbassadors – Volume 1

Volume I shows Rene Creemers and Wim de Vries, both drummer and Dutchmen as “The Drumbassadors”. Stylistically they combine European, African, and American grooves, sounds, and melodies in their own unique way. An essential requirement of their repertoire that it must consist of ‘songs’. Melody, no matter how simple, is key. Besides using different kinds of sticks Rene and Wim use their fingers, sing and rap words with only one goal in mind: to feature the drum kit as a musical instrument with unlimited possibilities. That’s why this Drumbassadors DVD sounds like a global jouney rather than a drum...

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Jeremy Williams – Remembering How to Drum: Djembe Technique

Jun 24 2011

Jeremy Williams – Remembering How to Drum: Djembe Technique

We are all drummers… and our first jam sessions date back to a duet of heartbeats in the womb. It may be that you have forgotten, or simply lost touch with the drummer that you truly are: the lessons on the disc will begin the process of remembering how to drum. This DVD is carefully designed to reinforce basic djembe technique and provide a solid foundation for learning the rich tradition of djembe. I believe real freedom comes from technical mastery, as technique is the practice of bringing the true voice out of a thing. Studying djembe offers such...

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Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concerts

Jun 19 2011

Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concerts

The Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concert, produced by Buddy’s daughter Cathy and Avedis Zildjian Co., was organized to provide a scholarship for a young drummer in Buddy Rich’s name. The concert was taped live by DCI Music Video on October 14, 1989 at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California under the direction of Bill Graham Presents. Six of the world’s greatest drummers participated in this historic occasion, each one playing with a reunited 15-piece Buddy Rich Band. This concert includes classic performances and solos by Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl with the Buddy Rich Band, Cathy Rich singing...

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Buddy Rich Memorial Concert 2008

Jun 18 2011

Buddy Rich Memorial Concert 2008

Featuring Neil Peart, Chad Smith, Tommy Igoe, John Blackwell, Terry Bozzio with Efrain Toro, Nick Rich, Peter Erskine, Will Lee, and Jeff Berlin. These artists pay tribute to Buddy Rich, one of the greatest drummers of all time. With an all-star big band, they play not only Buddy classics but also their own hits. Over two hours of concert footage, plus almost two hours of rehearsal and backstage footage memorialize this historic drumming event. Special Features: Interview with Cathy Rich, rehearsal footage, pre-show and backstage. DVD produced by Neil Peart and Don Lombardi. Tommy Igoe of Birdland Big Band:...

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Virgil Donati – Live in Stockholm

Jun 17 2011

Virgil Donati – Live in Stockholm

Experience Virgil’s breathtaking skills in this special 2-disc DVD set! Recorded live at the 2005 Bass n’ Drum festival, Virgil rose to the occasion with a performance full of relentless energy and creative excitement. The electricity in the air following the performance was magical & this DVD revives the intense application, dynamism and drama of this special evening in Stockholm. Virgil Donati is an Australian drummer, frequent drum clinician and a producer. He is currently playing with Planet X, Allan Holdsworth, and his own band among other projects. Virgil is perhaps most well known for his fast, highly technical...

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Terry Bozzio & Chad Wackerman – Solos & Duets

Jun 15 2011

Terry Bozzio & Chad Wackerman – Solos & Duets

Terry Bozzio first got his start as the drummer for Frank Zappa’s backing band during the ’70s, but would go on to become one of rock’s most versatile session men, and form one of new wave’s most visually exciting outfits, Missing Persons, along with then-wife, Dale Bozzio. A phenomenally skilled jazz and rock drummer, Chad’s professional career began in 1978 with the Bill Watrous band. Since then he has amassed a remarkable body of work including a seven year association with Frank Zappa, with whom he toured the USA and Europe and recorded 26 albums. Bozzio and Wackerman: Duets...

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Heads Up 2007

Jun 12 2011

Heads Up 2007

Here is a question for you. What do Tommy Aldridge, Gorden Campbell, Lil’ Mike Mitchell, C.G. Rhyche, Derico Watson, Danny Seraphine, Aaron Spears and Zoro have in common? Well they are all drummers, but I know you knew that already. The real answer is that they all took part in the 2007 Drummer’s for Jesus event. This DVD is part drumming contest, who is the best? It is also a celebration of inspirational music. Non denominational, but never the less uplifting. It certainly makes a nice change from the rap crap that seems to have pervaded every corner of...

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