Changuito – Evolution of the Tumbadoras

Nov 10 2015

Changuito – Evolution of the Tumbadoras

Rhythms, techniques, and improvisation are the subjects of this tumbadora, or conga, masterclass conducted by legendary percussionist Changuito. Giovanni Hidalgo acts as interviewer as Changuito covers the essential movements for creating a sound with control. Demonstrated patterns include son montuno, guajira, batanga, abakua, palo, and bembe. If you’re serious about your conga playing and you don’t have access to a master teacher, this is the video for you. It’s jam packed with challenging exercises and rhythms. There is at least a year’s worth of study in this video with comprehensive music notation included. If you can’t have lessons with...

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Phil Maturano – Afro Cuban Drumming

Oct 09 2015

Phil Maturano – Afro Cuban Drumming

Phil Maturano’s Afro Cuban Drumming, an overview for Drumset, is designed to give the drumset player a birds eye view of the Afro Cuban drumming experience. If you’ve always wanted to get into Latin styles, this is your chance. Phil’s attention to detail is fantastic, using two of the most popular styles of Afro-Cuban music, players of every level can learn from the very beginning! Start by seeing and hearing the patterns played on the original instruments then learn how to adapt everything you see on the drumset, all with close-ups and detailed explanations. Then you will cover a...

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Matthias Philipzen: Cajon – The Small Drumset

Aug 28 2015

Matthias Philipzen: Cajon – The Small Drumset

If you like flamenco and want study some tricks you have to see this DVD. Matthias Philipzen shows how to begin and play this unique instrument. The level from beginner to advanced. Don’t miss a chance. In this video the drummer/percussionist Matthias Philipzen explains and demonstrates the varied possibilities of using the Cajon in today’s music. His work contains the essential basics, styles and ways of playing this extraordinary percussion instrument. Matthias Philipzen Percussion Cajon Das Kleine Drumset – ‘The Small Drum Kit’ DVD presented by Matthias Philipzen, for all levels. Contains 40 playalong tracks, 10 percussion trio arrangements,...

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Horacio Hernandez – Conversations In Clave

Aug 26 2015

Horacio Hernandez – Conversations In Clave

“Conversations in Clave” features Grammy Award winnning Latin Percussionist Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. Horacio has changed the face of Latin music by pushing the envelope of modern drumming. His Latin fusion style melds the folkloric clave with the fierce punch, crisp snap, and deep grooves of today’s jazz, pop, and rock. Horacio has been the rhythmic force behind Grammy Award-winners Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Santana, Michel Camilo, Roy Hargrove, Chucho Caldes, Paquito D’Rivera, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. This DVD is the ultimate technical study of four-way independence based on Afro-Cuban rhythms. Its methodical approach will help you develop four-limb coordination and...

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Amelia Maciszewski – How to Play the Sitar

Jun 18 2015

Amelia Maciszewski – How to Play the Sitar

The Sitar is most well know to the Western World as the instrument of India. Although it is believed that the Sitar has existed in its current form since the 1700’s its popularity among the West is a very recent phenomenon. Musicians such as George Harrison of the Beatles and Ravi Shankar helped popularize the instrument during the late 60’s and early 70’s. With its beautiful Eastern melodies, the Sitar became an easily recognizable instrument in Western Popular culture. Although the majority of its melodies are played on only a few strings, the Sitar is a very complicated instrument...

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Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

Apr 30 2015

Gil Sharone – Wicked Beats (Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming)

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...

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Robert R. Pinkman – Bagpipe Tuition Close-Up DVD & Virtual Tutor Book

Mar 09 2014

Robert R. Pinkman – Bagpipe Tuition Close-Up DVD & Virtual Tutor Book

Everything you need to know and everything you need to play properly is explained and demonstrated in these two dvd’s. All the fingering techniques and movements are shown to you in close up detail and played very slowly for easy understanding. The notation of how all these movements are written are explained in detail and I then play them for you to hear how they should sound. Bobby has been a pipe major of several pipe bands with varying degrees of success and developed a tuition program that should be totally fool proof. There are no “grey areas” in...

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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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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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B. Sivaramakrishna Rao – Learn To Play Sitar

Jun 05 2011

B. Sivaramakrishna Rao – Learn To Play Sitar

The Sitar is one of the most popular instruments in Hindustani shastriya sangeet and is a versatile instrument. Its ability to produce a deeply emotive tone that is very close to the human voice agility and liveliness has made it a very sought after instrument. Sitar music has been patronized for about 700 years and the fact that it is still being practiced today with dedication and passion is a testimony to its grandeur. This DVD of “Learning the Sitar” comprises basic lessons on playing the Sitar by Sri B. Siva Ramakrishna Rao, a disciple of late Ustad. Ahmed...

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