Behind The Player: Shannon Larkin

Jul 05 2012

Behind The Player: Shannon Larkin

In his Behind the Player DVD, Larkin gives an intimate behind-the scenes look at his life as a professional musician – including rare photos and video footage. Larkin then gives in-depth drum lessons for how to play Straight Out of Line and Speak by Godsmack and jams the tracks with Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill. Shannon Larkin is the explosive drummer of the bands GODSMACK; Wrathchild America; Souls At Zero; Ugly Kid Joe; Amen; Candlebox; Snot; Another Animal. His distinct approach to drumming and ballistic stage presence have made him a dominant force in arenas and in the studio. In...

Read More

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...

Read More

Chris Layton – Double Trouble Drums

May 18 2012

Chris Layton – Double Trouble Drums

An entertaining and instructive lesson from Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton. Aided by Arlen Roth and Tommy Shannon, Chris gives an in-depth demonstration that includes: One-handed rolls; Double hand sticking; Getting the right feel; 6/8 shuffles; Triplet roll fills; Use of the bass drum in shuffles; Choosing and tuning your kit. Arlen Roth, Tommy Shannon, and Double Trouble’s own Chris Layton team up to give viewers drumming tips that they can really use.     Language: English Year: 2006 Country: USA Running time: 00:53:27 Quality: DVD5 Video: MPEG2 720×480 (4:3) 29.97fps 7000kbps Audio: AC3 Stereo, 192 Kbit/s 48 KHz...

Read More

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...

Read More

Matt Ritter – Bass Drum Techniques For Today’s Drummer: Unburying The Beater

May 02 2012

Matt Ritter – Bass Drum Techniques For Today’s Drummer: Unburying The Beater

This DVD is the world’s first comprehensive guide to mastering the art of playing the bass drum. Matt Ritter is one of New York Citys most in-demand drumset teachers. His students have included eager children, adult hobbyists, working professional musicians, media celebrities, and an international drumming superstar. Having taught thousands of lessons, Matt has developed a teaching style that encompasses music, philosophy, scientific analysis, and motivational speaking. In this DVD, he brings his unique perspective to bear on one of the least understood aspects of modern drumset playing – Bass Drum Techniques. Contents: Harness the principles of physics for...

Read More

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...

Read More

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

Apr 17 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Volume 2

The learning continues as Happy Traum takes you, step-by-step, through three more classic American songs, building each one from its simplest chord-and-strum accompaniment (a perfect jumping-off point for the beginning player) to a fully realized performance piece complete with melody notes, bass lines, chord substitutions, harmonies, picking techniques and improvisations. Drawing on his nearly 50 years of teaching experience, Happy systematically introduces elements to each song that will help give you a better command of the fretboard. At the same time you’ll be adding wonderful material to your repertoire, building your right and left hand technique and improving your...

Read More

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Apr 14 2012

Happy Traum – Basic Arranging That Every Guitarist Should Know Vol. 1

Here’s the first in a two-DVD lesson series that will be deeply satisfying for any acoustic guitarist who wants to move beyond simple chords and easy strums. Beginning and intermediate players will quickly gain an understanding of guitar basics through the process of building compelling arrangements of well-known, much-loved traditional songs. In an instructional tour de force, Happy details each step, starting with a simple version of each song and then slowly adding chord substitutions, bass lines, harmonies, fill-in licks, fingerpicking patterns and other techniques that eventually create a fully-formed performance piece. By the time you have completed these...

Read More

Guitar Method In the Style of Classic Rock Legends

Apr 13 2012

Guitar Method In the Style of Classic Rock Legends

Play like a legend. This instructional video teaches you 56 licks and riffs of your favorite classic rock legends with extreme close-ups played at normal and slow speeds. Features include onscreen guitar tablature, rhythm track, right-hand fingerpicking tips, vintage tone tips, left-hand close-ups, and more. Hosted by Curt Mitchell, a respected guitarist’s guitarist. Besides an acclaimed playing, recording, composing and touring career with Razormaid and Bangalore Choir among others, Curt has been dedicated to guiding new guitarists with over 50 MVP videos & DVDs. These programs have garnered many “best new guitar instructional product” awards and are certain to...

Read More

Frank Gambale – Concert with Class

Mar 01 2012

Frank Gambale – Concert with Class

This DVD features a 90 minute live concert performance by Gambale, followed by an exclusive instructional segment with the legend himself, breaking down several songs featured in the live show. Lots of bonus footage. In this exciting new undertaking from the legendary Frank Gambale, the “Thunder From Down Under” brings you up to speed on his never-ending musical quest. With a host of new material, and some of today’s top session musicians, Gambale continues to push the boundaries of music to the edge and beyond through his extraordinary guitar playing and songwriting skills. This great program includes an amazing...

Read More