Mike Portnoy- Progressive Drum Concepts
Progressive Drum Concepts by Mike Portnoy
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Great, Mike explains lots of things, hardly shows off although in some parts he has duets with a drum machine.
Mike starts the video off with a short drum solo, then explains his setup and his kit. Goes into beginning double bass techniques and double bass fills. He then goes through odd time signatures, explaining how they can be broken down (eg.9/4 to counting 5/4 and 4/4 like 12345 1234 instead of 123456789) , playing parts from dream theater songs explaining the time signatures and a polyrythym from a song. He then explains how he actually develops his drum parts instead of playing the same beat throughout each song and ends by playing to a dreamtheater song.
Sorry if it was a poor explaination.