Brilliant DVD!!! New weapons for the drummer's arsenal.
This is one of the best instructional drumming DVDs that I have ever seen. Just a note of caution here: this DVD is not for beginners.
The DVD is very organized, with chapters for Lessons and Tunes. The lessons are grouped by subject: Displacement, Modulation, Subdivisions, Spacings, and Master Modulation exercises. During each lesson, Gavin explains the concept (or theory) behind the material he is covering, then demonstrates it on his drum kit. The viewer can choose to listen to the drums with a click track or with accompanying music via an alternate audio track feature. This was a GREAT idea that Gavin incorporated into the DVD for all of the lessons. During the demonstrations, there is some "on-screen" notation of the pattern that is being played, which helps bring together the material.
The DVD also contains a "Tunes" section, where Gavin plays five full length pieces that feature his inventive drumming. Each piece offers examples of the techniques he covered in the lessons, showing how the mastering of this material can be applied. His drumming is so tasteful, I kept saying to myself "Man, this guy can PLAY".
This DVD should be in every drummer's collection and it's worth every penny.
* Lessons on Displacement
* Lessons on Modulation
* Lessons on Subdivisions and Spacings
* Master Modulation exercises
* Four way Harmonic Syncopation
* On-screen notation
* Interactive menus for easy navigation of Lessons and Tunes.
* Interactive alternative audio tracks for music+click options.
* Set markers for easy access to the chapters inside the lessons.
* Italian and German subtitles throughout.