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Learing Drums - The Smart Way |Beginning Drums | Drums: Coordination & Groove | Eric singer: All Access To Drumming | Extreme Drum Set Techniques

“ All these outstanding instructional books are well-thought out, clearly presented, and highly recommended for self-study ”
- Midwest Book Review

DVD Features: On-Screen Tablature, Bonus Lessons, Interactive Lesson Charts and Passwords To Online Downloadable Books.

Beginning Drums:
Instructor Chris Traylor illustrates in detail several drum beats to help you play alone or play with a full band! Includes On-Screen tablature, bonus lessons interactive pattern chart and a free password to online drum book.

Rock Beats
Blues Beats
Enhanced Fills
Triplet Patterns
Cymbal Techniques
Shuffle Patterns

Drums: Coordination & Groove:
With Coordination & Groove, Alan Schechner reveals his unique "before-and-after" system—known as "Transformations"—that will change the way you think about playing drums. Learn, step-by-step, how to create and play grooves and melodies simultaneously. You will be able to apply "Transformations" to all styles of music and any time signature.

* Learn to "transform" grooves, including Rock, Funk, Latin, Shuffle, New Orleans, Hip-Hop
* Improve ambidexterity/coordination
* Develop a melodic approach to the drum set
* Enhance creativity

Also Includes: Drum solos, "Transformations" in Odd Time Signatures, including 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 7/8, Unique patterns with the cowbell pedal, Bonus lessons, And more!!!

Eric Singer of KISS: All Access To Drumming:
For the past two decades, Eric Singer has remained at the top of the list for "First Call" Rock drummers. In "All Access To Drumming," Eric shares his experience, techniques and many other aspects that are essential to survive as a professional drummer in today's world.

"All Access to Drumming" features easy-to-follow instructions helpful tips on warming up, utilizing triplets, gaining independence, playing double bass and enhancing your performance skills. In addition, Eric gives his own heartfelt advice on the "business" side of the music business.


Extreme Drum Set Techniques:
A DVD with the tools you need to take your drumming to the next level! 2 hours of the most intense drum instruction available. Learn the basics and way beyond. Randy's revolutionary way of applying techniques to the drum set guarantees results. Jam packed with extremely cool techniques, grooves and tips for drummers at every level. Challenging rhythms broken down and easy to understand. Randy Van Patten has a teaching style unlike any other.

Here are some of the techniques you will master: Gripping The Stick, Hand Technique, 16th Note Triplets, Hi-Hat Stomp, Cool Triplet Fill, 5 Strokes on Kit, Crazy Hi-Hats, Tom Groove, Cool Groove, Hi-Hat groove, Cymbal Variations,, Dynamics, Ghost Notes, Drum Kitadiddle, Triplets, Double Bass Grooves, Cool Snare Crash Riff, Left Hand Ride Along, Solo Techniques

Now! some of our best-selling DVD titles are now available as Book/DVD "Mega-Paks" entitled The Smart Way Series.

Learning Drums - The Smart Way:
Section 1: Beginning Drums with Chris Traylor
Chris has performed in many SF Bay Area bands including Semi Deluxe, and the Reflex Blues Band. This section covers everything a beginner needs to know to understand how to play the drums including: Notating Rhythms, Triplet Patterns, Cymbal Techniques, Shuffle Patterns, Rudiments, Quadruplet Patterns, Rock Beats, Enhanced Fills

Section 2: Coordination and Groove with Alan Schechner
Alan reveals his unique before-and-after system, “Transformations.” Learn, step-by-step, how to transform standard grooves into exciting new rhythmic and melodic variations that will revitalize your music! Learn to: “Transform” Grooves, Break Down Complex Beats, Improve Ambidexterity, Rudiments, Quadruplet Patterns, Rock Beats, Enhanced Fills