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Out of Time (Drum Video Series Vol. 1) Featuring Narada Michael Walden

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $24.95 It’s almost enough just to see the master play. But hearing Narada Michael Walden’s stream-of-consciousness thoughts on whatever he’s throwing down at the moment is both hilarious and highly informative. Out of Time naturally focuses on…

Modern Drummer
Apr 10, 2012

Neil Peart: Taking Center Stage

by Michael Parillo In Modern Drummer’s December 2011 cover story, out now, Rush’s Neil Peart discusses a particularly productive period in his and the band’s long career. Peart’s new DVD, Taking Center Stage: A Lifetime of Live Performance, has recently…

Modern Drummer
Nov 21, 2011

Learn To Read Rhythms...Better!by Pat Petrillo

DVD LEVEL: ALL $29.95 Drummers Collective instructor Pat Petrillo’s new multimedia offering is the next best thing to an actual live lesson. An “interactive reading boot camp that comes with a teacher,” the two-DVD set allows students to play along…

Modern Drummer
Nov 9, 2011

John Robinson The Time Machine

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $24.95 It’s been a good number of years since JR’s last instructional video, but this project is well worth the wait. Robinson is widely regarded as the world’s most recorded drummer, playing on records that have…

Modern Drummer
Oct 20, 2011

Neil Peart Taking Center StageDVD Review

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $39.99 This jam-packed DVD follows Neil Peart during Rush’s 2010/11 Time Machine tour, featuring an entire two-and-a-half-hour concert, with cameras focused exclusively on the drums and a Neil-heavy audio mix. Each song from the concert is…

Modern Drummer
Oct 11, 2011

Gospel and R&B DrummingHosted by Jeff Davis

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $14.99 Narrator/host Jeff Davis is a gospel/R&B great who knows that a lot of very dynamic, funky drummers started playing in church. His comments throughout the main part of this DVD, and in the bonus scenes,…

Modern Drummer
Oct 6, 2011

Wicked BeatsFeaturing Gil Sharone

  DVD LEVEL: ALL $24.99 Wicked Beats lives up to its name. Gil Sharone’s enthusiasm for Jamaican ska, rocksteady, and reggae is contagious, and he offers ample practical and technical knowledge here. Sharone keeps it all within reach, demonstrating, for…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2011

The Complete Guide to Playing Brushesby Florian Alexandru-Zorn

  BOOK/DVD LEVEL: ALL $29.99 Setting the bar for one-stop brush manuals, The Complete Guide to Playing Brushes aims to set your hands free. The typical circle-and-arrow diagrams are here. But, in a brilliant stroke, the focus is not on…

Modern Drummer
Oct 2, 2011

Groove Alchemy by Stanton Moore

  DVD/BOOK/MP3 DISC LEVEL: ALL  DVD $29.99, BOOK/DISC $24.99 The DVD of the well-structured, in-depth multimedia package from New Orleans drumming great Stanton Moore reveals a concise chronological history of the rhythmic foundations and evolution of funky drumming, beginning with…

Modern Drummer
Sep 29, 2011

Drumming with Your Hands Featuring Kenny Malone

DVD LEVEL: BEGINNER $33   The jump-in and get-going approach to djembe and conga technique is the winning feature of this instructional DVD. Kenny Malone is a Nashville studio percussionist with years of experience, and his instruction is designed to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2011

Rhythmic Designs by Gavin Harrison & Terry Branam

  BOOK/DVD LEVEL: ADVANCED $29.95 Here rhythmic illusionist and musical mathematician Harrison reveals innovative concepts and melodic drumset creations from his highly acclaimed albums with the progressive artist 05ric, Drop, and Circles. The package is very well thought out. Harrison…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2011

Carl Palmer Drum Solos

DVD LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED $19.95   Progressive rock drumming pioneer Carl Palmer helped define the genre’s first era with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, combining rock and classical influences within a hugely exciting drumming style that required speed, finesse, and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2011

Avril Lavigne's Rodney Howard

Yo, MD! A lot going on these days! As of late last year, I finished up a world tour and DVD with Avril Lavigne. Earlier this year was the release of Tall Stories, a recording I did with ex-Journey frontman…

Modern Drummer
Jul 2, 2009

Steve Smith: Head, Hands, Feet, And “Shoulders???

Hudson Music has recently released Steve Smith’s DVD Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants, which Smith describes as “a detailed look at the drumming of some of the jazz giants who have helped create the vocabulary and concepts of drumming…

Modern Drummer
Apr 23, 2009