Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD REVIEWS
I don't think anyone's done this one, so here goes...
RUSS MILLER - THE DRUMSET CRASH COURSE
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This DVD is a great package. Not only do you get a chance to learn countless styles, but also a unique and effective learning method that allows you to adapt and conform to virtually any style of music you want to play. Among other things, Russ discusses the genre's history, as well as which parts of the set should be emphasized or "ghosted", depending on the sound. He also teaches you a valuable learning technique called "facility development", where you essentially learn to develop up to four-limb independence with EACH style of music, not just in general terms. For example, in the jazz section, Russ demonstrates a facility development exercise that teaches you how to move around a kit from a jazz drummer's perspective. There are play-alongs as well. Definitely worth buying if you want to expand your knowledge of the drumset and music showmanship!
Beginner to Professional
Russ Miller (himself)
In this video Russ delivers one of the most informative demonstrations ever on the art of drumming, covering everything from 2-limb independence to advanced 4-limb independence as well as how to master over 18 different styles of music! Historic facts of styles are presented -- the basic grooves, variations, fill and solo development for each style, the mix of instruments on the kit, dynamic studies and hints from Russ on how to play each style more convincingly. This video is the most comprehensive all-in-one drum set learning tool available! This is great as a flagship curriculum for any novice, or as reference material for any professional. Russ gives incredible playing demonstrations, informative descriptions and inspirational performances! The "Drum Set Crash Course Video" is a must have for every student of the drum set. $29.95