Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)
Apr 30 2015
Gil Sharone’s “Wicked Beats” is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming styles of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. Gil Sharone takes you on a musical journey through these styles and explores some of the earlier styles that helped shape them including African Nyabingi and Burru drumming. Gil introduces and demonstrates classic “riddims” that are essential for achieving an authentic sound.
With instructional breakdowns, stellar performances, detailed eBook and in-depth commentary, you will be able to fully grasp what these highly influential styles have to offer and apply them to your own playing!
In this DVD you find how to develop discipline and endurance; enhance your feel and touch; strengthen your inner clock & precision; build coordination and dynamic control; develop a solid, more confident sound; improve versatility.
The first portion of this video addresses the origin of reggae music through the Nyabingi rhythm and philosophy. Gil plays along with traditional Nyabingi drummers ( a real treat ), and he lets them explain Nyabingi philosophy, drumming as well as the purpose of the drums themselves. From that point on, the entire DVD encompasses everything you will need in order to play old school and modern reggae. His explanations are perfect, and his reggae drumming is VERY powerful. An illustrated history of reggae and reggae beats; Tutorials and exercises on all major reggae beats, and there are a lot; Over 10 live performances with full a full band. Guys, this band is WICKED; Play along tracks with no drums; Interviews with reggae drumming legends like Santa Davis, ska Legend Lloyd Knib and Adrian Young of No Doubt; Tuning tips for that reggae sound; An ebook with exercises and a photo ebook. If you want to really play reggae like a pro, this is the way to go. Add Wicked Beats to your library today!
Running time: 2 Hr 33 M
Video: MPEG2 720×480 7500 kb/s 29.97 fps
Audio: AC3 48 KHz stereo 192 kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Mp3
Size: 6.25 Gb