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Mike Portnoy, the drummer for the progressive heavy metal band Dream Theater, presents his first instructional video. Topics include drumset assembly, double-bass techniques, odd time signatures, grooves and phrasing, various examples from Dream Theater songs, and more. Features drum solos and drum performance of Dream Theater's "Erotomana" as well as numerous music examples with John Myung (bass) and Derek Sherinian (keyboard). Includes a 32-page lesson booklet. 60 minutes.
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Comments about Hal Leonard Mike Portnoy - Progressive Drum Concepts Video:
When I recieved this video as a gift from my drum teacher, I had been playing for about two and a half years. Ever since I started playing I wanted to learn how to play like Slipknot, Nothingface and American Headcharge and I think it was when i got this video that I really started learning hot to play what I wanted to. Honestly, all of the cool double bass tricks and concepts I know, I learned from this video and Mike is just so relaxed about everything he is teaching that it makes you feel more relaxed and comfortable watching it.