Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander – Hear and Play Drums 103

Dec 27 2012

Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander – Hear and Play Drums 103

Kenneth ‘Bam’ Alexander has played for just about everyone in the industry. He’s toured with a countless number of artists in all genres and leads workshops locally in his community. He’s been playing drums for over 20 years… since the tender age of 2 and has certainly been through the “school of hard knocks.” Bam knows both worlds – how to read sheet music and most importantly, how to play by ear. How to play ultra-advanced fills, stroke-for-stroke! Bam repeats himself plenty of times and takes these advanced fills slow enough for anyone to catch on! Master the art...

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Giovanni Hidalgo – In The Tradition

Dec 01 2012

Giovanni Hidalgo – In The Tradition

Giovanni Hidalgo is the leading conguero of our time. His diverse recording and touring credits include Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, Dave Valentin and Mickey Hart. On this masterful program, he introduces basic sounds, tuning and technique, patterns of son montuno, bolero, charanga, danzon and multi-percussion applications of those forms. Special DVD features include legendary performances from Karl Perazzo and Giovanni Hidalgo/Changuito, interactive drums from around the world, a glossary of Latin percussion terms, and a section on tuning/maintenance. In The Tradition presents Giovanni Hidalgo explaining the basic conga sounds, tuning and typical conga, timbales, bongo and guiro parts for...

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Bobby Sanabria – Getting Started on Congas 1 & 2

Nov 10 2012

Bobby Sanabria – Getting Started on Congas 1 & 2

Bobby Sanabria’s “Getting Started on Congas 1 & 2” is one of the better conga instructional videos available. He uses a bilingual approach, but both English and Spanish speakers should find the instructions easy to follow. He translates from English to Spanish while demonstrating each lesson which can be a bit cumbersome but worth the effort. This tape is the second in a series of three by Sanabria: “Conga Basics”, “Getting Started… 1 & 2”, and “Getting Started… 2 & 3”. His method of teaching is patient enough for beginners and informative enough for the more serious player. Each...

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Miguel ‘Anga’ Diaz – Anga Mania!

Sep 13 2012

Miguel ‘Anga’ Diaz – Anga Mania!

The Past, Present and Future of Conga Playing with the Grammy winning Cuban Percussionist of The Afro-Cuban All-Stars, Irakere, Danilo Perez, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Orlando Cachito Lopez, Ruben Gonzales, Ibrahim Ferrer, Orishas, Omara Portuondo, Omar Sosa … Through a methodology based in tradition, Anga demonstrates many of his systems and forms he uses to develop dexterous patterns, riffs and solos. Each example is demonstrated in a solo context then in a duet performance. In the MARCHA, GUAGUANCO and SOLOING sections Anga reveals his incomparable patterns and variations on five congas. Duet performances with virtuoso Cuban pianist GABRIEL HERNANDEZ...

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Changuito – The History Of Songo

Aug 21 2012

Changuito – The History Of Songo

The eminent Changuito, formerly of Cuban group Los Van Van and co-creator of the musical style songo, shares his inventions on drum set, congas, and timbales. Conga, pilon, and mozambique styles are also demonstrated by the master percussionist. The eminent Changuito, formerly of Cuban group Los Van Van and co-creator of the musical style songo, shares his inventions on drum set, congas, and timbales. Conga, pilon, and mozambique styles are also demonstrated by the master. This video is a must have for any percusionist or drummer who wants to hear from a master the history and evolution of this...

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Luis Conte – The Studio Percussionist

Aug 14 2012

Luis Conte – The Studio Percussionist

Geared for the serious recording percussionist, this video gives a first-hand glimpse at the recording process of one of the most sought-after studio percussionists in the world. Luis Conte demonstrates the recording of basic tracks and the overlaying of additional tracks to complete a cut. Additionally, he shows how to create entirely different “feels” from a single basic track and how to record multiple percussion instruments within a single track (allowing the over-dub process to maximize the available number of tracks ). This video also highlights Luis’ playing of congas, bongos, timbales, djembes, tambourines, cajons, shekeres, and more. Conte...

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A Musical Journey with John Carlini

Nov 19 2011

A Musical Journey with John Carlini

John Carlini graduated from the Berklee School of Music, was the Musical Director for the “Ice Capades”, the guitarist for the road company of “Grease” and has played Bluegrass with his friends Tex Logan, Bill Keith, David Grisman & Tony Rice for many years. Travel through musical time with John Carlini and learn about such diverse topics as “Time and the Metronome”, “the Mighty Tritone”, “the John Coltrane/Bill Monroe connection”, “Bach and the Acoustic Guitar”, and other exciting concepts all designed to help improve your own technique and musicianship! John’s teaching technique is “one of a kind”. There is...

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Mickey Cochran – An Intro to the Octave Mandolin

Oct 13 2011

Mickey Cochran – An Intro to the Octave Mandolin

This DVD’s objective is to offer a complete overview of the octave mandolin. From a basic point of reference, offering set-up instructions and proper positioning for both right hand and left to a more advanced level covering many new bluegrass, folk, fiddle, celtic and contemporary tunes while offering up essential techniques. With this DVD, you’ll learn all of your basic chord positions, which cover most major keys, and the proper fingering for each chord and all of your basic scale patterns within these same keys giving the octave mandolinist all the tools necessary to jam with others or even...

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Mendoza International Drum Fest 2005

Sep 29 2011

Mendoza International Drum Fest 2005

The Mendoza International Drum Fest is a festival that was held over a weekend in the Argentinian state Mendoza in 2005, it was organized by drummer Gustavo Meli, a world known drummer that played in modern drummer festival. The dvd features Marco Minnemann’s full performance, including an over 40 minute drum solo, it also features Meli’s entire performance. That was amazing show and drummers from all over the world must see it. Great solos, incredible drummers and a lot of positive emotions, don’t miss a chance to watch this. Friday, 17th June: Oscar Giunta Jazz Trio with Christian Galvez...

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The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11

Aug 28 2011

The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11

Billed as the continent’s biggest and most popular drumming festival, and one of the largest gatherings of drummers in the world, “TUDW” is an annual event that brings together top drummers from around the world for three days of wall-to-wall concerts and workshops. Both TUDW 10 and TUDW 11 offer extensive footage of the events’ performances and drum clinics as well as interviews and special behind-the-scenes coverage. TUDW 11 (2003) features Vera Figueiredo, John Blackwell, Thomas Lang, Jimmy DeGrasso, Andrew Gander, King Marong, Pete Drummond, Gustavo Meli, Alex Deegan and Ryan Menezes. The biggest and most popular drum festival...

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