Gavin Harrison – Rhythmic Visions

Aug 13 2015

Gavin Harrison – Rhythmic Visions

Over the years Gavin Harrison, the drummer with Porcupine Tree since 2002, has written a series of highly acclaimed books and DVDs that are all concerned with creating illusions whether it’s the illusion of creating a new downbeat or a new tempo, etc. Gavin has become widely known for taking metric modulations, polyrhythms, and rhythmically displaced grooves used by some of the world’s greatest drummers and breaking them down into a series of easily understandable exercises. In the process, however, he has succeeded in creating concepts much farther advanced than their originators have ever imagined.This DVD provides an in-depth...

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Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat

Aug 09 2015

Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat

In disc one of this 2-disc set, Steve explains hand and foot technique in ground-breaking detail and gets to the core of what drummers need to know in order to improve their feel and technical skills. In disc two, using examples by an all-star band, Steve explains the evolution of the drumset in U.S. Music – how the drumset was first used in all the major styles of U.S. Music and how closely related all the styles are. Special features include xtensive bonus footage including alternate-take drum solos, a brilliant hi hat solo with a hi hat tutorial, alternate...

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David Friesen & Jerry Hahn – Music Clinic/Jazz WorkShop

Aug 02 2015

David Friesen & Jerry Hahn – Music Clinic/Jazz WorkShop

This exclusive DVD captures one of the highly acclaimed clinics presented by celebrated jazz musicians and educators David Friesen (bass) and Jerry Hahn (guitar) during their 2003 tour sponsored by high-end handmade string manufacturer Thomasik-Infeld. The workshop aims to broaden students’ vision of music by explaining: practice techniques, how to listen, what to listen for, strengthening the time feel, participating in a small group format, understanding purpose and commitment and more. This is a great clinic on how to approach the style of jazz and understanding many of the concepts involved with performance and writing. A fine example of...

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Derek Roddy – Blast Beats Evolved

Jul 29 2015

Derek Roddy – Blast Beats Evolved

Produced and directed by legendary metal drummer Derek Roddy, Blast Beats Evolved explores the development and mechanics of modern extreme drumming. The DVD features examples and exercises for Blast Beats, Skank Beats, Bomb Blasts, Hammer Blasts and Freehand Blasts, plus a comprehensive conditioning program for hands and feet, balance and endurance, and also includes five solo jams and performances of seven Serpents Rise songs—complete with minus-drums play-along tracks. Blast Beats Evolved is recommended for drummers who want to gain the mental discipline and technical facility required to master this demanding yet relevant drumming style. In addition, the instructional material...

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Steve Smith Drum Legacy: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Jul 12 2015

Steve Smith Drum Legacy: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Studying the drum giants who came before is one of the keys to developing an understanding of music and finding your own voice on the drums. This highly educational DVD set presents a musical analysis and discussion of some of the most important jazz drumming greats in history. On Drum Legacy you will find the complete one-hour performance by Steve Smith’s group Jazz Legacy from the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival, including two previously unreleased songs. The group’s music is inspired by jazz drumming giants Art Blakey (A Night in Tunisia), Elvin Jones (Three Card Molly), Philly Joe Jones (Two...

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Mike Michalkow – Jazz Drumming System

Jun 23 2015

Mike Michalkow – Jazz Drumming System

The Jazz Drumming System is a complete and comprehensive solution for drummers interested in learning to play Jazz music. It includes over seven hours of step-by-step video training. You will learn jazz drum fills, jazz drum beats, the different styles of jazz drumming, snare drum comping, bass drum comping, grooves, shuffles, and much more. As you begin to master the exercises – you’ll have an opportunity to practice along with the included jazz play-along songs. Getting Started – Module 01. The first Jazz Drumming System training module features a complete overview of the drum legend/key for drum notation, a...

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Tom Dempsey – 50 Soul Jazz Licks You Must Know

Jun 16 2015

Tom Dempsey – 50 Soul Jazz Licks You Must Know

All Music describes the music as “earthy, bluesy and melodic” with “repetitive, dance-like rhythms.” Soul Jazz, Jazz Blues, Funk Jazz or Funky Hard Bop – call it what you will, but you know we’re talking about, but for the purpose of this learning adventure, we’ll stick to ‘Soul Jazz’ and gratefully acknowledge it’s soul, jazz, funk and blues influences. Soul Jazz grooves are wide open and great fun to play over because the rhythmic and harmonic framework is relatively simple thereby providing a highly improvisational landscape to work with. However, in the words of Albert Collins, “Simple music is...

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David Hamburger – 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You Must Know

May 13 2015

David Hamburger – 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You Must Know

50 of the baddest, bopping-est, funkiest and bluesiest licks you must know. The path from pentatonic sameness to heavy jazzed blues catitude often appears strewn with mystifying theoretical explanations and effete bossa renditions of “The Days of Wine and Roses.” Feh! David Hamburger’s 50 Jazz-Blues Licks You MUST Know cuts right to the chase, offering up some of the baddest, bopping-est, funkiest and bluesiest ways to navigate through any shuffle, boogaloo, minor blues or jazz-blues chord changes. Hamburger digs deep into the 50s and 60s, when labels like Blue Note, Prestige and Riverside were serving up the funky, down-home...

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Gavin Harrison – Rhythmic Designs

May 12 2015

Gavin Harrison – Rhythmic Designs

Advanced book / DVD package Has Been created to Provide Contemporary Drummers with a Method for Studying and Developing the Technical and Musical skills required to Perform Today’s challenging, Progressive drumming styles. Rhythmic Designs expands on the groundbreaking polyrhythmic, polymetric Concepts Covered in Harrison’s Previously published Rhythmic Illusions, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons books and videos by offering detailed analysis and transcriptions of twenty drum tracks from the recent Gavin Harrison & 05Ric albums “Drop” and “Circles” (featuring guitarist Robert Fripp and keyboardists Dave Stewart and Gary Sanctuary). Along with the 204-page book of note-for-note transcriptions and practice exercises,...

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Danny Gatton – Strictly Rhythm Guitar

May 05 2015

Danny Gatton – Strictly Rhythm Guitar

This follow-up to Danny Gatton’s Telemaster! covers a huge range of rhythm guitar styles played by one of the world’s great guitarists. Danny shows you how to play everything including organ-style comping, rockabilly and country power chords, ‘dead-thumb’ constant bass… and much more. Danny demonstrates the rhythm part in isolation then in context with Arlen Roth on lead guitar. A true rhythm guitar master class from a guitar genius! Chord Corner is like an audio-visual chord dictionary of the essential chords you’ll encounter on the DVD. It lets you hear the sound of each chord and see a photograph...

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