For the first time in print, Hudson Music has taken lessons from the eBooks contained on their award-winning DVDs and compiled them into a book/DVD package for drummers of all styles. Lessons with the Hudson Greats, Vol. 1 contains note-for-note transcriptions of many of the key exercises, grooves, fills, and concepts performed and taught by some of the greatest drummers in the world, creating a workbook that will improve your playing on just about every front. Concepts cover all the bases, including hand and foot technique builders, odd-time patterns, jazz time and comping concepts, fill ideas from basic to extremely advanced, groove creativity ideas, funk patterns including odd linear groupings, and more.
These eBooks together present a fantastic amount of challenging practice material in all styles, almost like a college course in modern professional drumset playing. Not only a companion to the Hudson DVDs, the book works as a stand-alone course of study that will allow you to incorporate the concepts of many of today's leading players into your approach.
Included is a DVD containing one hour and 15 minutes of clips pulled from the Hudson DVDs referred to in the book, indexed for ease of reference, making this a complete educational package. Included are drumming greats Jason Bittner, John Blackwell, Keith Carlock, David Garibaldi, and all the artists from the Modern Drummer Festival 2008: Will Calhoun, Ndugu Chancler, Gavin Harrison, Simon Phillips, Thomas Pridgen, Dafnis Prieto, Derek Roddy, Todd Sucherman, Bill Stewart, and Billy Ward.