Bobby Jarzombek – Performance And Technique

Nov 20 2013

Bobby Jarzombek – Performance And Technique

Performance & Technique features Jarzombek in action performing the frenzied Cancer” and “School,” as well as the Latin-flavored “So It Aint !,” highlighting Bobby’s intricate double bass drum wizardry and his pencha nt for syncopated rhythms and odd-time signatures. Two extended drum solos and a “Live in Japan” on-stage blowout showcase Jarzombek’s mastery of visu al FX such as stick twirling, tosses, and backsticking, accompanied by a na rrated in-depth demonstration. On the instructional side, an 11-step double bass drum workout delves into the how-to of taking two bass drum notes and applying them to sticking patterns to create...

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SongXpress – Steely Dan: Play Their Songs Now

Nov 06 2013

SongXpress – Steely Dan: Play Their Songs Now

With a Jazz-Rock sound that is highly unique and widely appreciated, Steely Dan are one of the few bands to enjoy great commercial success with a brand of music that is anything but. Their style attracts listeners of all genres and is heralded by musicians of all backgrounds. One of the biggest indicators of their success has been their staying power as evidenced by the grammy they won almost thirty years since their debut. SongXpress is the fastest and easiest way to learn your favorite songs on guitar. It’s like having a good friend teach you in the comfort...

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The Art of Playing with Brushes

Nov 05 2013

The Art of Playing with Brushes

This remarkable three-disc set – two DVDs and play-along CD – takes a unique look at the art of playing with brushes. Brush masters Billy Hart, Eddie Locke, Joe Morello, Charli Persip, and Ben Riley, join drumming greats, Adam Nussbaum and Steve Smith, as they demonstrate and discuss their distinctive brush styles. All seven artists were filmed playing the same tempos and feels, including 4/4 and 3/4 swing at several differrent tempos as well as balads and Latin feels, and each was then interviewed about each performance. By watching these performances back to back, viewers will gain insight into...

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Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

Oct 05 2013

Guitar Play-Along Volume 80 – Acoustic Anthology

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! A supersized collection of 16 songs. Songs...

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Giovanni Hidalgo – Conga Virtuoso

Sep 30 2013

Giovanni Hidalgo – Conga Virtuoso

Giovanni Hidalgo has been described by some artists as touched by the hand of God. Hidalgo has played a major role in shaping the way the world accepts and embraces hand drumming. With legendary percussionists Tito Puente, Armando Peraza, Patato, and teh late Jose Mangual Sr. topping the list of hist most respected fans, his natural talent has brought new respect to Latin rhythms as well as to the rhythms of his birthplace, Puerto Rico. This special video offers a three-part conga masterclass on rhythms, techniques, rudiments and exercises, and singles, doubles, ruffs, and combinations. For the Intermediate to...

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Jojo Mayer – Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer

Sep 21 2013

Jojo Mayer – Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer

One of the most comprehensive and detailed volumes on hand technique ever produced, Jojo Mayer’s Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer is recommended for drummers of every age, style and skill level. The double-DVD, 3-hour set is available from the Limited division of and covers a wide range of information on drumming technique, from the most fundamental to the most advanced. Yet, Secret Weapons is more than just the ultimate instructional method and reference guide, it also showcases the inspiring artistry, musical philosophy and groundbreaking technical abilities of one of today’s most progressive performers and educators. Filmed in crystal...

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John Blackwell – Groove, Technique & Showmanship

Sep 14 2013

John Blackwell – Groove, Technique & Showmanship

John Blackwell, world-class groove master and drummer with Prince, offers his approach to developing the astounding technique he has become know for, including key exercises that he used as a student and still uses today. John covers building a solo, single hand rolls, single pedal technique and much more. He also shows, in detail, his amazing stick twirling technique, and explains how he was influenced and inspired by heroes like Lionel Hampton, Sonny Payne and Gene Krupa. Also included on Technique, Grooving and Showmanship is incredible footage of John’s performance at the Modern Drummer Festival 2002 with his band...

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Jim Chapin – Speed, Power, Control, Endurance

Aug 24 2013

Jim Chapin – Speed, Power, Control, Endurance

Jazz drummer Chapin shares tips for would-be and intermediate drummers alike, focusing on increasing speed, power, control, and endurance. Features exercises and examples of accented and non-accented stickings. Many of the world’s great drummers credit their skills in part to Jim’s teaching and his books, Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Volumes 1 and 2. Whether a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this DVD (with added master-class footage) will continue to help drummers of all styles and levels achieve more Speed, Power, Control and Endurance. Enjoy the Chapin magic and do not forget to download drumless tracks to play-along....

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Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

Aug 19 2013

Bass Extremes Live: Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten

This program features two of the world’s most outstanding bass players, Victor Bailey and Victor Wooten. The veteran musicians share their years of experience with students of the bass, on subjects ranging from techniques to arrangements to styles. They demonstrate styles including blues, rock, jazz, country, new age, and heavy metal. Tunes from different genres are performed, so that the at-home student can play along. Bailey and Wooten also discuss how to best showcase the unique sounds of the bass when it is used as a solo instrument, or when it accompanies other instruments. See also: Victor Wooten –...

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Legends Of Jazz Drumming

Aug 15 2013

Legends Of Jazz Drumming

The Legends of Jazz Drumming traces the history of jazz drumming in America from its earliest, pre-1920 roots to the advent of the Be-Bop revolution in the 1940’s through the most exciting period in the evolution of jazz percussion, the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Included in this groundbreaking retrospective are rare film clips and still photographs of early pioneers such as Baby Dodds and Paul Barbarin, percussion legends Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Dave Tough and Sid Catlett as well as innovators like Jo Jones and Kenny Clarke. The cool jazz of Shelly Manne and Joe Morello are...

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