Randy Black: The Black Book - An Introduction To Creative Metal Drumming
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Randy Black is synonymous with extreme metal drumming and with many years of performance and teaching experience behind him, the master is releasing this 2 DVD pack so that anyone can benefit from his wealth of knowledge.
"What started out as a plan to record a few songs in pro quality for promotional purposes ended up being this double DVD, filmed and recorded at Monongo Studios in Berlin, Germany. When I approached ROAX films about it they suggested I do a full-fledged instructional DVD. It was not my original plan but after thinking it over and coming up with a concept I thought I'd give it a shot.
It also had to do with the fact that I'd been teaching for quite a few years and knew I had something to offer to a wide variety of levels of players. I hope you can take something from these DVDs and apply it to your playing in your own personal way.
With today's recording methods it's very common that certain programs/software are used to improve or fix someone's playing; it's standard procedure. I wanted this DVD to be "old school" in the sense that there was not one note I played that was moved or quantized. Nor were there any samples used. I wanted the listener/viewer to hear and see how I play naturally and how the drum kit sounds acoustically. Every single drum note you hear played on this DVD was played by yours truly, from start to finish"
- Randy Black
Disk 1 Includes:
- Basic rudiments on the practice pad
- Advice to young drummers
- Hand grip and technique
- Stretching and stick tricks
- Applying various rudiments on the kit
- Hi-hat foot technique
- Independence exercises/moving accents
- Various fills and rhythms from Randy's recordings
- Applying different styles to metal music
- Tools of the trade
- 3 solos - pad/studio/live
Disk 2 includes:
Drum performance of 7 songs:
- Seven Seals/Primal Fear
- Hit You Harder/Skew Siskin
- Blood On Your Hands/Primal Fear
- Heart Of A Brave/Primal Fear
- Blackened Beauty/Marcus Frostbauer
- A Promise From Underneath/DuskMachine
- Cold Blooded/Annihilator (Cover Version)