Drum Set Technique/History Of The U.S Beat (2 DVD Set)

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Media: DVD (Region 0)
Arrangement: DRUMS (DRUMS)
Catalogue #: HL00320343
ISBN: 9780634051586


With over four and a half hours of footage, this 2-DVD set is a virtual encyclopedia of drumset techniques, styles and concepts!
Drumset Technique (Disc One) - Steve explains hand and foot technique in unprecedented detail and gets to the core of what drummers need to know in order to improve their feel and technical skills.
History of the U.S. Beat (Disc Two) - With the help of 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 and how closely related all the styles are.
In addition, Steve's group Vital Information plays seven complete tunes that feature applications of the techniques and complex rhythms explained in Disc One. Special Features: Extensive bonus footage including alternate-take drum solos, a brilliant hi hat solo and hi hat tutorial, alternate band performances, a camera-switching option, optional running commentary by Steve, a listening list, a reading list, and more!

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Omagh GB Dedicated learner
Great exercises for co-ordination, tips on technique. Packed with useful ideas & advice.
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Confirmed purchase: 17 February 2017
Published on: 04 March 2017

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Customer Rating In this DVD Steve Smith demonstrates many of the concepts behind his playing, and places these concepts within both a technical and musical setting. The first DVD, covering technique, covers a range of topics in considerable detail. There are a number of exercises shown to develop your facility with the drumset, and though this is generally pretty advanced stuff there are some more basic exercises. The exercise on developing a swing pulse is particularly useful, even to the beginner.

In the second DVD Smith plays a range of musical styles in roughly chronological order before climaxing with some pretty blistering performances with his own band, Vital Information. It is easy to see how the thechniques developed in DVD one cross over to DVD two. The DVD extras are also well worth checking out, with the hi-hat solo a treat in its own right.
Paul Griffiths

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Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Publisher: Hudson Music
Author: Steve Smith

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