Larry Finn - Accelerate Your Drumming
Exercises and Tips to make you better- faster! This DVD will take your Drumming to the next level. Professor Larry Finn shares his proven method for improving the fundamental skills required to lay down a strong groove in any style of music. It offers easy-to-understand exercises and demonstrations that can be applied to all levels.Accelerate Your Drumming is divided into four parts consisting of Hand Development, Basic Grooves, Advanced Grooves and More Advanced Grooves. Each part has six or seven exercises and each exercise has multiple examples. There are also 5 performance sections that put the exercises in a musical context with a bass player or small group. That makes for a total of 98 chapters on the DVD. Having each lesson as an individual chapter lets you quickly get to a specific title and example.
Groove examples are provided for basic rock, rock/funk, songo, funky mambo, shuffle, bembe, L.A. syncopated shuffle, jazz, ghost hip-hop, blues, up tempo, and others. There are a few classic approaches in the style of Jeff Porcaro and James Brown along with some advanced hi-hat and kick drum exercises. The early exercises focus on rudiments and control and the final exercises focus on basic to advanced fills.
A book is included that lists the main purpose, practice method and important points for each exercise along with charts for the grooves. Each exercise includes a metronome setting for the performance tempo. The book is printed in a 4"x7" format that clips inside the DVD jacket to keep it from getting lost.
Larry Finn takes a no-frills approach. He is a man of few words and lets his drums do the talking by demonstrating hand technique, foot control, strong time, dynamic control and groove vocabulary. Considering what it would cost to get this much information in regular lessons, this DVD is an incredible value.
Running time: 1 hour
Video: MPEG2 720x480 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 48 KHZ 2 ch
Size: 4.2 Gb