Modern Drummer Festival 2010

Feb 03 2014

Modern Drummer Festival 2010

On May 22, 2010, the Modern Drummer Festival returned to the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. The lineup for the 2010 Festival featured world-class drumming artists of all styles: the aggressively complex attack of progressive star Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria, Dillinger Escape Plan), a stylistically diverse set from Nashville session master Shannon Forrest (Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts), the unstoppable groove of Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live Band, Brecker Bros., Bruce Springsteen) and his band House of Diablo, the cutting-edge stylings of breakbeat/jam-band/jazz master Adam Dietch (John Scofield, Lettuce), the amazing...

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Aaron Spears – Beyond the Chops

Jan 30 2014

Aaron Spears – Beyond the Chops

Beyond The Chops: Groove, Musicality & Technique, a new instructional DVD from Aaron Spears, showcases the rising star’s phenomenal drumming that critics, fans and even his peers have described as beyond category. The 2-disc, 3-hour program offers amazing performances, enlightening educational segments and revealing interviews as Spears displays his natural talent, deliciously fat groove and incredibly deep skills in a set of spectacular performances with Gospel, R&B, Motown, rock, shuffle and odd-meter tracks. Furthermore, Beyond The Chops provides an inside, in-depth look at Aaron’s exceptional ability to combine a wide range of musical genres and influences into a seamless,...

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John Scofield – Jazz-Funk Guitar Volume 2

Dec 22 2013

John Scofield – Jazz-Funk Guitar Volume 2

On Jazz-Funk Guitar 2, John covers the compositional aspect of his style as he analyzes the songs performed on this tape and reveals the correct chord voicings and melody lines. Using his own tunes, John goes over concepts such as chromaticism, form, contour, voice-leading, pedal tones, and contrary motion. Songs include: Blue Matter, The Nag, Still Warm, Trim, Time Marches On. For those familiar with John’s “Blue Matter” jazz/funk period, this DVD and Jazz Funk Guitar II are a must. It’s very hard to create a video lesson that’s going to work for an individual, and Scofield is best...

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Benny Greb – Vorschlag

Dec 22 2013

Benny Greb – Vorschlag

Benny is a young german drummer, and I’m sure you’ll hear alot of and from him in the future. He shows his technical and musical skills on 6 drumtracks. Between each track there are short movies that also show his funny side. The DVD contains a cymbal solo as well as a section in which he gives some simple examples of his ostinato playing (in german only). German description: Die erste DVD des deutschen Shootingstars! Benny zeigt und erklärt unter anderem seine ostinate Spielweise, soliert auf Becken (nur Becken) und überzeugt durch seine unglaubliche Musikalität! Zudem gibt es 6...

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Benny Greb – The Language Of Drumming

Dec 20 2013

Benny Greb – The Language Of Drumming

The Language Of Drumming is a game-changing addition to drum education that contains the method created and used by internationally-acclaimed drummer Benny Greb to develop his awe-inspiring creativity, musicality and technique. For any drummer that aspires be a better player and a more complete musician, he’s definitely speaking your language. From the overture and opening credits to the movie-within-a-movie menu, viewers of The Language Of Drumming (Hudson Music) will immediately sense that even though they’re watching a drumming DVD they may well be seeing the beginning of a new era in music education. Beyond its amazingly clever concepts, beautiful...

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Marco Minnemann – Extreme Drumming

Dec 04 2013

Marco Minnemann – Extreme Drumming

Marco Minnemann has exploded onto the drumming scene with his amazing technique and cutting edge extreme “interdependence” skills. Listen carefully as Marco reveals many of his drumming secrets that have propelled him into the musical stratosphere. Marco performs over ten incredible tracks and five live band performances from his best selling CDs. The band features stellar musicians Steve Hamilton on piano from Bill Bruford’s EARTHWORKS, and legendary bassist Wolfgang Schmid of PASSPORT. Never before has a drummer pushed the limits of independence, creativity, style & groove as Marco has. Seeing is believing, a “must have” for your DVD collection!!!...

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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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Frank Vignola – 1-2-3 Jazz

Nov 04 2013

Frank Vignola – 1-2-3 Jazz

Vignola’s approach is simple and highly effective. First he’ll teach you just three movable chords; a major 7th, minor 7th and a dominant 9th. These three chords alone will power you through hundreds of jazz standards and progressions. Rhythm guitar and comping is next; Frank demonstrates and walks you through just three jazz rhythms: a swing, the Charleston and a Latin rhythm. Again, thousands of jazz tunes are played with these three jazz rhythms. You’ll then learn the rhythm guitar parts for six popular jazz standards; Ja Da, Bill Bailey, April Showers, Georgia On My Mind, Avalon and St....

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Robbie Calvo – Sweet Notes

Oct 14 2013

Robbie Calvo – Sweet Notes

Most of us have been taught to solo and improvise by learning how to play specific scale patterns over certain chords and progressions. The classic example of this is the minor pentatonic scale, which we are told works beautifully over any I IV V progression. And sure enough, millions of guitar players blow minor pentatonic scales incessantly without worrying about the ‘chord changes.’ For the most part, those notes do indeed work BUT there’s still something missing. Where are those ‘sweet notes’ that our guitar heroes are playing? Sweet Notes to the rescue! The next challenge that most of...

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