Bernard Purdie – Groove Master

Mar 01 2016

Bernard Purdie – Groove Master

Bernard Purdie’s funky yet graceful drumming has provided the pulse on hundreds of records. In this video, he offers insights into many of the techniques he employs and grooves he plays. He discusses and demonstrates (along with bassist Koh Shimizh) ghost notes, a ballad in 12/8, the Purdie Shuffle and more. Bernard is an amazing timekeeper, groove master, innovator of supertight explosive funk drumming and more. Purdie can probably get a statue dancing with his freight train groove. I’m not saying this is this is the best drum learning video but it is one of the best and should...

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Robbie Calvo – The Rhythm Architect

Feb 25 2016

Robbie Calvo – The Rhythm Architect

Robbie Calvo’s Rhythm Architect cracks the code for crafting the ideal rhythm guitar part for any rock, pop, funk, R&B or blues tune. Better yet, Robbie’s syllabus is so accessible and intuitive that you’ll find these lessons easier to absorb than tying your shoes. No tedious theory to muddle through. No chord dictionary to memorize. No boring exercises to work through. You’ll simply play your way through the course putting what you learn to immediate use. You’ll learn how to craft the perfect chord voicing, apply the most appropriate rhythmic pattern, play killer bubble parts or fills, and most...

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Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Nov 30 2015

Chad Smith – Red Hot Rhythm Method

Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers walks viewers through his drumming techniques for various songs on the album Blood Sugar Sex Magic in this instructional program. Flea, bassist for the band, also makes an appearance to discuss with Smith the rhythmic process and the conceptualization that takes place during songwriting. Chad Smith covers everything in this video from basic rudiments, warming up, tuning your drums, to grace notes. He plays along to all the classics off of Blood Sugar, plus some oldies like “Nobody Wierd like me” and “Higher Ground”. Dont forget to check out his...

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Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Sep 05 2015

Adam Levy – 50 Low-Down Rhythms You Must Know

Wanna suck the groove out of any of your favorite rock, blues, soul or funk hit songs from the 60’s on forward? Mute the rhythm guitar part. Case closed. Consummate guitarist, educator and composer Adam Levy is your groove guide for these 50 Low-Down Rhythms You MUST Know. Adam is also a rhythm fanatic and monster player thereof, “Rhythm is the basis for all great guitar playing. The better your understanding of rhythm concepts, the deeper your groove. The deeper your groove, the better everything you play sounds.” Throughout 50 Low-Down Rhythms, Adam guides you on an illuminating learning...

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