Pat Petrillo – Hands, Grooves, & Fills
Jun 10 2015
In Hands, Grooves & Fills, Pat demonstrates his methods for improving ALL 3 of these important aspects of drumming in 1 DVD/Workbook package! He’s a monster drummer, but an even better teacher!… He gives you step by step lessons on the rudiments, exercises, and all the grooves have play alongs with a live band. Great instructional DVD for the beginning to intermediate drummer who wants to sharpen his skills and pick up some new grooves and fills.
Hands. Pat demonstrates his exercises and methods for developing smooth, relaxed hand technique, endurance and coordination. He also plays ALL of the Standard Rudiments with modern interpretation, and shows how to put them into musical phrases using his ground breaking “Rudiment TAB System”.
Grooves. Music is all about the groove, and Pat demonstrates how to improve Bass Drum technique as well as ghost note grooves, while having FUN with over 50 PLAY ALONG TRACKS. Featuring a great band of some of New York’s finest musicians, each Track is in a different groove style, including Rock, R&B, Jam Band, Fusion, Drum’N Bass, and more.
Fills. Creating fills is always a challenge, and Pat shows his methods of orchestrating 16th notes, sextuplets, and numerous stickings into awesome sounding fills. If you are lacking a fill vocabulary, or always wanted to learn killer fills, Pat breaks it ALL Down!
Great book for the beginner to advanced student. Lots of material covered in this book and to go through it all will take some serious time and commitment. Tab Rudiment system is awesome, grooves are killer, and the fill variations are inspiring. Overall, this will definitely take you to the next level if you put in the time and effort required. Pat gives an incredible amount of material here, covering all aspects of drumming, and his playing is world class. He breaks down lots of great hand exercises (that benefited me as well as my students), gives all the rudiments in a new “TAB” system (you will memorize your rudiments in no time!) and puts them into cool combos. The best part of the Book/DVD is the 50 or so tasty grooves Pat created. All the play alongs are on an mp3 CD (included!) and the music is in different sub genres, like R&B, Gospel, Pop/Rock, Reggaeton, Brazilio Funk, Salsa Funk, and more… just a wide variety of challenging grooves, and Pat plays the mess out of them on the DVD… talk about feel!
Finally, Pat has some serious chops as well as groove, and he shows it off in the “Fills” section. He shows some 6 stroke rolls, split 16th, and sextuplet fills VERY SLOWLY on the DVD, and gives plenty of orchestration demonstrations.
Running time: 3 hours
Video: MPEG2 720×480 6102 kb/s 29.97 fps
Audio: AC3 48Khz stereo 192 kbps
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Audio
Size: 8.18 Gb