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Old 12-23-2005, 04:15 AM
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Default Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD & BOOK REVIEWS

NAME:
Ed Thigpen: The Essence of Brushes
STAR RATING:
# # # 1/2
WORDED RATING:
Relatively basic brush techniques
TARGET AUDIENCE:
Mostly beginner, some intermediate
PUBLISHED BY:
Hudson Music, double disk
DESCRIPTION:
Relatively basic intro to brushes by one of the greatest brush players of all time. Instruction and examples are good, but video is short (60min), and only brushes the surface (pun intended). Thigpen repeatedly refers to his book for more detail, and refers to this DVD as volume one. He covers a couple basic patterns in 4/4 and one in 3/4, plus 2 simple accents. If you want to see a couple intimate performances by a great brush player or have no clue how to use brushes, this would be a great aid. If you're already proficient but wanting to improve, you won't get too much out of this. Maybe consider the book instead.
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