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Old 01-21-2012, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: DRUM INSTRUCTION DVD & BOOK REVIEWS

NAME:
Todd Sucherman- Methods and Mechanics II
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WORDED RATING:
A great follow up to M & M 1 with a lot of great solos, ideas and song analyses.
TARGET AUDIENCE:
Intermediate to Advanced
PUBLISHED BY:
Hudson Music
DESCRIPTION:
Great lessons on ghost notes, beat displacements and odd phrasing, challenging hand exercises and breakdowns of songs that Todd has played on with Styx and Taylor Mills to put it all in a musical context. Some examples are notated on screen, others you'll have to write out yourself . Also features some great clips of Todd on the road with Styx, lessons about life on the road, and some more of the infamous "Quick Tips".

NAME:
Antonio Sanchez- Master Series
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A great insight into the playing of one of the premier jazz drummers of our time.
TARGET AUDIENCE:
Intermediate to Advanced
PUBLISHED BY:
Hudson Music
DESCRIPTION:
Unlike most drum instructional DVD's, this one is in a clinic format with a live audience on screen asking questions. Antonio plays several songs from both his solo album "Migration" and the Pat Metheny Group, and breaks down concepts covered in each. Antonio gives a lot of great advice about practice routines, technique, developing independence and other ideas for all around musical drumming. Great for anyone interested in advancing their jazz playing, or interested in left foot clave. Only gripe would be that the PDF ebook could have been much thicker.
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