Zildjian Day New York 1984

Nov 01 2012

Zildjian Day New York 1984

Zildjian Day in New York features performances by Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tommy Campbell, Billy Cobham and Alex Acuna. An intimate and revealing video document of five leading contemporary drummers in the context of a one of a kind live concert/clinic “event”: Zildjian Day in New York. Each drummer demonstrates their unique playing styles with informative question and answer sessions after each musical segment. From Alex Acuna opening the day’s festivities with a fiery montage of latin music, to Tommy Campbell’s and Billy Cobham’s inventive soloing and Vinnie Colaiuta’s and Steve Gadd’s brilliant and intuitive accompaniment, it’s all here...

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Zildjian Day London 1995

Oct 27 2012

Zildjian Day London 1995

Zildjian Day in London features performances by Dennis Chambers, Gregg Bissonette, Trilok Gurtu, and Simon Phillips. Zildjian Day in London is easily one of the most stunning and revealing Zildjian Days ever witnessed. Documented here is 90 enthralling minutes in the company of four of the world’s most influential and dynamic drummers, whose unique styles – spanning rock, funk, fusion and World music – are revealed here by both intimate and spectacular camera angles, some used for the first time in drum video footage. Don’t miss a chance to watch Zildjian Day New York 1984. Language: English Year: 1995...

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Omar Hakim – Let It Flow (Book+CD)

Sep 07 2012

Omar Hakim – Let It Flow (Book+CD)

This challenging play along/transcription book is based on Omar’s video Let It Flow . Featured are play along charts, groove/solo/fill transcriptions, and interview material that will help you understand the flowing and exciting style of Omar Hakim. In addition to the soloing and song segments, Omar also shares his valuable insight into developing your touch and groove which will ultimately lead to developing your own style. This book will not only give you a close-up look at one of today’s hottest drummers, it will also provide you with some great ideas and concepts on how you can better Let...

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Mark Wessels – A Fresh Approach To The Snare Drum

Aug 29 2012

Mark Wessels – A Fresh Approach To The Snare Drum

Whether you’re a first day beginner or have been playing the drums for several years, learning the fundamentals of technique, rudiments and music reading is very important. From gripping the sticks properly to learning the essential rudiments, Mark Wessels uses excerpts from his popular method, A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum to provide a solid foundation for successful drumming skills. Even if you’re a skilled percussionist, we recommend that you take the time to view the lessons from the beginning and put into practice the concepts that Mark establishes from the beginning. Building upon the very basic skills,...

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Aaron Gilmartin – Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

Jun 30 2012

Aaron Gilmartin – Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar

The distinctive sound of Brazilian bossa nova guitar has permeated the musical landscape for fifty years, influencing singers, instrumentalists and songwriters throughout the world. Based on a melding of jazz voicings and samba rhythms, this gently swinging fingerpicking-based style will bring new colors and rhythms to all your guitar accompaniments and solos. Aaron Gilmartin builds your bossa nova guitar technique step-by-step, providing chordal exercises, melodic passages and syncopated picking along with invaluable guitar advice and musical knowledge. He opens the lesson with his original song, Hold the Place, based around a typical four-chord progression that will give your playing...

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Omar Hakim – Express Yourself

Jun 26 2012

Omar Hakim – Express Yourself

Omar Hakim has recorded and toured with some of the most important bands in pop and jazz music. From Weather Report and Miles Davis to Sting, Dire Straits and David Bowie, Omar’s playing has consistently set new drumming standards. In addition to the hundreds of albums and CD’s Omar has played on, he is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has a solo album Rhythm Deep on GRP Records. In Express Yourself, Omar begins by discussing how to develop a fluid style on the drumset based on posture, balance and logical drum set-up. He then goes on to share some of...

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Larrie Londin Benefit Concert

Jun 16 2012

Larrie Londin Benefit Concert

This 90-minute video features Terry Bozzio, Chester Thompson, Will Calhoun, Dom Famularo, and Hip Pickles honoring the late, great session drummer, Larrie Londin. Contains stellar performances and exciting guest appearances with the award-winning Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble. Bonus clips of Larrie Londin make this a must-have video. Not only was this video created for a great cause (in honor of legendary country drummer, Larrie Londin and creating scholorships for musicians), but it is a fabulous display of amazing drumming. What’s great is you see 4 different styles of drumming at such a high level: Dom Famularo (Top World...

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Frank Briggs – Complete Modern Drum Set

May 14 2012

Frank Briggs – Complete Modern Drum Set

Addressing a multitude of styles such as jazz, Latin, rock, R&B, African and more, Frank Briggs presents masterful performances and concepts to guide your playing to a higher plane while improving your technique and raising your awareness of cutting edge concepts such as metric modulation, displaced beats, polyrhythms, and more. This DVD features complete performances of Red Moon, Home, Along the Mohawk, Sketch/Electric and more. It includes over 115 minutes of drumming and is the perfect companion to the Complete Modern Drum Set Book (nearly every page in the book is performed… including page headers and pattern numbers for...

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A Salute to Buddy Rich

May 12 2012

A Salute to Buddy Rich

“There will never be another one like him” (Dennis Chambers). To musicians and jazz funs of the last 50 years, Buddy Rich remains at the top of the list. Says Phil Collins, “He was a one-off. As a drummer there was no-one like him”. On October 3, 1998 at the Manhattan Center in NYC, Phil Collins, Dennis Chambers and Steve Smith performed in the Buddy Rich Band in a spectacular tribute to Buddy Rich. Luckily, there was someone there with a video camera. This excellent 143 minute DVD features highlights of that concert, five rare clips of Buddy Rich,...

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Jack Dejohnette – Musical Expression On The Drum Set

Apr 29 2012

Jack Dejohnette – Musical Expression On The Drum Set

Jack Dejohnette – Musical Expression On The Drum Set. Dejohnette teaches phrasing, tuning, timekeeping and melody and provides tips on his cymbal technique, stick and brush work, more. With special guest Harvey Sorgen. Many years spent as a professional drummer have given Jack De Johnette the authority to advise less-experienced musicians on technique. In this instructional program, Jack offers the intermediate drummer his insights on how to create a more spontaneous sound. Through his reggae, funk, rock, and Latin grooves, Jack demonstrates such topics as cymbal technique, stick and brush work, and bass and hi-hat pedaling. Jack stresses that...

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