Mike Portnoy – Drumavarium

Jun 14 2011

Mike Portnoy – Drumavarium

Michael Stephen “Mike” Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess and technical skill, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. A DVD from the Portnoy Archives, Mike Portnoy – Drumavarium. Mike’s drum-cam footage from Dream Theaters Octavarium recording sessions. Audio Options include: Full Band, and Isolated Drums. Bonus Feature include over 3 minutes of Studio Outtakes.   Language: English Year: 2005 Country: USA Running time: 01:20:00 Quality: DVDrip Video: MPEG2 NTSC 4:3, 636×480, 29.97 fps...

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Heads Up 2007

Jun 12 2011

Heads Up 2007

Here is a question for you. What do Tommy Aldridge, Gorden Campbell, Lil’ Mike Mitchell, C.G. Rhyche, Derico Watson, Danny Seraphine, Aaron Spears and Zoro have in common? Well they are all drummers, but I know you knew that already. The real answer is that they all took part in the 2007 Drummer’s for Jesus event. This DVD is part drumming contest, who is the best? It is also a celebration of inspirational music. Non denominational, but never the less uplifting. It certainly makes a nice change from the rap crap that seems to have pervaded every corner of...

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Heads Up 2006

Jun 11 2011

Heads Up 2006

Drums and more importantly drummers are an intrinsic element in most bands. Their importance is often overshadowed by the lead guitar and the vocalist. Many bands would fail without that guy, or girl banging away in the background. Heads Up is a DVD entirely devoted to drumming. The artists include: Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell Jr., Gerald Heyward, C.G. Ryche, Sean McCurley, Louis Santiago Jr, Nathaniel Townsley, Bill Bachman, Christopher Coleman, Andrew Lloyd and Derek Winkley. Alas the drums on their own, with the noticeable exception of the steel drums do not make for a very satisfactory solo instrument. Luckily...

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Behind the Player: George Lynch

Apr 18 2011

Behind the Player: George Lynch

George Lynch is the virtuoso guitar player from the bands Dokken and Lynch Mob. His unique melodic style and technical mastery have influenced countless of fans for decades. In Behind the Player: George Lynch, he gives in-depth lessons on how to play “Mr. Scary” and “Tooth and Nail” by Dokken, jamming on the songs with Megadeth bassist James Lomenzo and Korn drummer Ray Luzier. The DVD also includes a behind-the-scenes look at George’s life as a professional musician, the VideoTab system that shows exactly how he plays his parts in the two songs, and exclusive bonus features. Language: English...

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Bass Day 1998 – Highlights

Mar 30 2011

Bass Day 1998 – Highlights

This program presents highlights from the renowned Bass Day Festival. Some of the world’s greatest bass players gather each year at the New York festival to perform solo, jam, and share their expertise with bass enthusiasts. Some of the highlights of Bass Day ’98 included performances by bass wizards Bobby Rodriguez, Andy Gonzalez, Francis Rocco Prestia, and Michael Manning, Victor Wooten, and Bass Player of 1997 and 1998, Oteil Burbridge. In addition to the concerts, question and answer sessions provided festivalgoers with tips and insights from the field’s top artists. Four of the best bass players around gathered in...

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Chad Smith & Ian Paice – Live Performances, Interviews, Tech Talk and Soundcheck

Mar 08 2011

Chad Smith & Ian Paice – Live Performances, Interviews, Tech Talk and Soundcheck

Two demi-gods of the rock drumming world join forces for a set of interviews, discussions and spectacular live performances. On 21st June 2004 Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ian Paice of Deep Purple, Whitesnake and Gary Moore joined forces to celebrate the launch of the London Drum Company. This special DVD captures the two world-class performers on amazing form, jamming both as soloists and together as they demonstrate the skills that have pushed them to the top of the rock drumming super-league. Get a candid glimpse at their soundchecks, watch them set up their equipment...

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Free Drum Lessons Pack

Mar 08 2011

Free Drum Lessons Pack

Team of drum instructors are here to keep you informed on a wide range of drum topics. Beginners are encouraged to start in the beginner drum lessons section. There you will find the how to play drums and learn to play drums videos that teach drums completely from scratch. Novice and Advanced drummers can watch our video lessons on the 40 drum rudiments, dynamic drumming, drum theory and notation, and drum set play-alongs. They all contain a range of lessons that are sure to challenge drummers of all skill levels. All video lessons have own PDF notation. This cours...

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Virgil Donati – Power Drumming

Mar 08 2011

Virgil Donati – Power Drumming

Power Drumming is a two part-video. In part one, play along with Virgil as he guides you through a 40 minute workout designed to help you develop power, speed, endurance and agility around the drums. Comes with a special practice chart to accompany the video contents. Virgil Donati is a very technical drummer, in theory and in practice. This video breaks down his practice and warm up exercizes into left-hand/right-hand left-foot/right-foot with increasing tempos and then applies the exercizes at the end of the video. You will be BLOWN AWAY with how effective these exercizes are, and also how...

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Virgil Donati – Obsessive Rhythms

Mar 08 2011

Virgil Donati – Obsessive Rhythms

Obsessive Rhythms is an explosive 6 part ‘tour de force’ revealing Virgil’s contemporary approach to drumming and practice. Many styles and ideas are covered, including 4 creatively diverse solos, and two of Virgil’s original compositions, “War of Fictions” and “Origin and the End”. Also included with a special practice chart to accompany the video contents. Virgil Donati is an Australian drummer, frequent drum clinician and a producer. He is currently playing with Planet X, Allan Holdsworth, and his own band among other projects. Virgil is perhaps most well known for his fast, highly technical drumming skills. He holds the...

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Pat Torpey – Big Drums

Feb 28 2011

Pat Torpey – Big Drums

Pat Torpey, the solid hard-rock drummer from Mr. Big, explains the development of his style and techniques through four chapters of exercises, including a spectacular nine-minute drum solo. He also performs and discusses seven Mr. Big songs, explaining his secrets and tricks. Topics covered include paradiddles, grace notes, drum solos, hi-hat work, and basic and double-bass footwork. Features a special performance with Billy Sheehan on bass. His enthusiasm & energy are just infectious. In this video, he goes over it all: footwork, fills, time you name it. The jams with Billy really add to the overall quality because you...

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