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Keith Carlock: "The BIG PICTURE" DVD
Phrasing - Improvisation - Style & Technique
Covering a wide spectrum of technical and musical concepts and offering a fresh perspective on the state of contemporary drumming, The Big Picture: Phrasing, Improvisation, Style & Technique (Hudson Music) is an exciting, new educational DVD by acclaimed drum artist Keith Carlock.

The two-disc set features demonstrations, discussions and detailed dissections of the drummer’s spectacular timekeeping with a host of world-class musicians from mainstream pop icons Steely Dan, James Taylor and Sting to progressive fusion masters Oz Noy, Rudder and the Wayne Krantz Trio. During the course of the four-hour program, Keith displays the chops that have allowed him to take on these high-profile yet diverse playing situations—and top the Pop, Fusion, All-Around and Studio categories of the major drum magazines’ Readers Polls—while sharing the knowledge that will allow viewers to become better drummers and more complete musicians themselves.

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The Big Picture was filmed in front of a live studio/master class audience that elicited insightful, in-depth answers to questions on topics such as hand, foot and finger technique; grooving, fills and soloing; and phrasing, interpretation and improvisation. Additional Q&A segments cover the rich musical background and variety of influences that were instrumental in the development of Keith’s fluid, versatile, multi-dimensional drumming style. The project’s performance highlights include an open drum solo and playing to pre-recorded Oz Noy and Rudder tracks as well as an unprecedented four-song set and clinic with Wayne Krantz (guitar) and Tim Lefebvre (bass).

The content also includes a viewable/printable, 29-page, eBook with transcriptions of many drum patterns and exercises plus an exclusive, easy to use, on-screen Video-PDF submenu; further enhancing its educational value. Other features include Hudson’s crystal-clear digital video, super-high fidelity PCM stereo audio and multiple camera angles. With its wide range of subject matter and comprehensive coverage, The Big Picture provides a thorough view of Carlock’s advanced approach to modern drumming as well as an overview of the fundamental skills that every drummer needs to play a full range of modern music.