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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Mike Portnoy – Drumavarium

Jun 14 2011

Mike Portnoy – Drumavarium

Michael Stephen “Mike” Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess and technical skill, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. A DVD from the Portnoy Archives, Mike Portnoy – Drumavarium. Mike’s drum-cam footage from Dream Theaters Octavarium recording sessions. Audio Options include: Full Band, and Isolated Drums. Bonus Feature include over 3 minutes of Studio Outtakes.   Language: English Year: 2005 Country: USA Running time: 01:20:00 Quality: DVDrip Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3, 636×480, 29.97 fps...

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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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Heads Up 2006

Jun 11 2011

Heads Up 2006

Drums and more importantly drummers are an intrinsic element in most bands. Their importance is often overshadowed by the lead guitar and the vocalist. Many bands would fail without that guy, or girl banging away in the background. Heads Up is a DVD entirely devoted to drumming. The artists include: Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell Jr., Gerald Heyward, C.G. Ryche, Sean McCurley, Louis Santiago Jr, Nathaniel Townsley, Bill Bachman, Christopher Coleman, Andrew Lloyd and Derek Winkley. Alas the drums on their own, with the noticeable exception of the steel drums do not make for a very satisfactory solo instrument. Luckily...

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Free Drum Lessons Pack

Mar 08 2011

Free Drum Lessons Pack

Team of drum instructors are here to keep you informed on a wide range of drum topics. Beginners are encouraged to start in the beginner drum lessons section. There you will find the how to play drums and learn to play drums videos that teach drums completely from scratch. Novice and Advanced drummers can watch our video lessons on the 40 drum rudiments, dynamic drumming, drum theory and notation, and drum set play-alongs. They all contain a range of lessons that are sure to challenge drummers of all skill levels. All video lessons have own PDF notation. This cours...

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Virgil Donati – Obsessive Rhythms

Mar 08 2011

Virgil Donati – Obsessive Rhythms

Obsessive Rhythms is an explosive 6 part ‘tour de force’ revealing Virgil’s contemporary approach to drumming and practice. Many styles and ideas are covered, including 4 creatively diverse solos, and two of Virgil’s original compositions, “War of Fictions” and “Origin and the End”. Also included with a special practice chart to accompany the video contents. 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 drumming skills. He holds the...

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