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Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set)  

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With 2 DVDs and over 4-1/2 hours of footage, the Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique and History of the US Beat is a virtual encyclopedia of ...Read More

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Voted Best Drum DVD 2003 by Modern Drummer Magazine!

With 2 DVDs and over 4-1/2 hours of footage, the Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique and History of the US Beat is a virtual encyclopedia of drum set techniques, styles, and concepts! Drumset Technique (Disc One) - Steve explains hand and foot technique in unprecedented detail and gets to the core of what drummers need to know in order to improve their feel and technical skills. Segments include hand technique, foot technique, the art of practice, exercises, licks and phrases, independence/interdependence, implied metric modulations, plus 4 extended solo drum pieces. History of the U.S. Beat (Disc Two) - With the help of an all-star band, Steve explains the evolution of the drum set in U.S. music - how the drum set was first used in all the major styles and how closely related all the styles are. Segments include early New Orleans jazz, big band, bebop, rhythm and blues, country, blues, gospel, rock, funk, and jazz/rock. In addition, Steve's group Vital Information plays 7 complete tunes that feature applications of the techniques and complex rhythms explained in Disc One.

Special Features: Extensive bonus footage including alternate-take drum solos, a brilliant hi-hat solo and hi-hat tutorial, alternate band performances, a camera-switching option, optional running commentary by Steve, a listening list, a reading list, and more! Total running time (for both discs): 4 hours, 38 minutes.


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1.0

Steve Smith Jam set.

By Benscrewed

from Dallas

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

History? Instructional = some basics if you can stay awake through all the talking, leg slapping and foot tapping on the first DVD. 2nd DVD is nothing but Smith jamming with his buds. I expected much more for the price. After this I will never again buy anything without seeing it first.

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5.0

Great DVD

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

This DVD is very informative. Lots of druming footage. The DvD is Great trainer for experinced and unexperinced drummers. Worth the money. Like haveing private lessons.

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5.0

45 year perspective

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

I've been playing jazz/swing drums for 45 yrs (Krupa/Rich/Bellson influences). In the past 10 years, I'm taking my playing to another level, based on the stuff I'm hearing from modern drummers. This DVD helped me nail some concepts & techniques that were long dormant in my thinking & playing. I cannot fathom that a new (or returning) drummer would not immensely profit from this DVD; this is absolutely fantastic. Very broad instruction, covering most of what you will encounter. Get this...you won't regret it.

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5.0

Good For Beginner To Pro.

By DrumBasher

from Rockville, MD.

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

I received this as a Christmas gift. I was surprised how well Steve Smith explains in detail all the different techniques. I've seen other instructional drumming videos that pale in comparison. The DVD format with it's title menus are perfect for using as an instructional tool whether teaching yourself or others. I think anyone who is just starting out or already established will find this resource very useful.

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4.0

Very good video

By Jeff's Blues

from Mendocino, CA

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

Excellent video and sound quality, and great up-close instructional playing. Worth the dough!!

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5.0

Excellent instruction

By cholliet

from Little Rock, AR

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

The format of this video is excellent. It's like having private lessons with Steve Smith. There is so much useful information on these two discs that it's impossible to list everything. I can't say enough good things about this disc. If you want to learn to play the drums correctly, and you can't afford a good private instructor, get this video. As long as you are willing to put forth the effort to practice these techniques, you won't regret the purchase.

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Drumming Instruction DVD

By drummer-ARpZy

from Eureka, CA

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

I found the material to be very informative especially since my playing is mostly rock. I was very interested in the historical aspect of American drumming. Also the technical areas of hand and foot control were very simple and good. There is a lot of demonstrating on the DVD so you can see and hear what they are playing. They give you some demos with the band playing too.

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5.0

Steve Smith

By ETC9900

from Hillsborough, NC

Comments about Hudson Music Steve Smith: Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (2-DVD Set):

I also recieved this DVD as a christmas gift and I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. He explains everything from hand technique all the way to how to master the origional jazz beats. Plus Steve Smith is such an amazing drummer as you will see in this video. It is truly an amazing buy.

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