Learn Jazz Drumming from a Master Player & Master TEACHER
Jam-packed 2-hour 20-minute How to Play Jazz Drums Lesson & 50-min Ralph Peterson Interview
Four Quartet Performances
Four Play-Along Tracks & Charts
Region-free DVD - Play this Jazz Drum Lesson on any computer or DVD player
NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Drum Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Easily one of the most exciting Jazz Drummers one will ever see, Ralph Peterson is not just a world-class jazz drummer, but also a world-class jazz drumming TEACHER. A rare combination, indeed. Besides having played with Jazz Greats like Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, David Murray, The Count Basie Orchestra, Betty Carter and Michael Brecker, as well as numerous groups of his own, he is also Full Professor at Berklee College of Music as well as Artist in Residence at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Holland. Aptly titled Jazz Drumming Demystified, Ralph generously shares his jazz drumming wisdom here and offers a method to the madness of how to learn jazz drumming, laying down a clear path for the aspiring jazz drummer. From Mechanics, developing the What and How to Total Musicality, the Art of When, Where and Why. It is all there. You will learn about: Grip & Fulcrum. How to get a great Sound. Mechanics & Vocabulary. The Rudimental Pyramid. Syncopation Exercises. Concept vs. Instinct. Feathering the Bass Drum. Comping. Mastering Playing Fast. Playing Brushes. The Art of Listening. And LOTS more How to Play Jazz Drums Lessons. NOTE: There might be Import Charges upon arrival in your country, if outside the US.
Ralph Peterson; Melissa Aldana
G (General Audience)
Performing Arts - Jazz Instructional DVD
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have always been disappointed with the lackluster content of jazz drumming DVDs that have "creativity" or "musicality" in their title. Seems lots of good players cannot adequately and clearly convey what they do or why they do it. Ralph Peterson is one of those rare individuals whose ability to concisely articulate the hows and whys of jazz drumming is equal to his fantastic playing. This DVD is so loaded with educated, experienced, and practical insights on general and specicic levels across the complete spectrum of this art, it may take several repeated viewings to really take home everything he has to convey. Most of the time watching a DVD feels like watching a DVD. Ralph Peterson's personality and communicative ability come across so well it almost feels like he's in the room with the viewer. He provides some important insight on the styles of many of the greats such as Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, and Elvin Jones. There are ensemble playing examples where he...
Ralph Peterson is one of the most respected drummers in jazz; and "Jazz Drumming Demystified" proves he's as good a teacher as he is a drummer. Previous reviews, posted above, speak of the chapter breakdowns. I'll mention that Ralph's video is not only instructive, but entertaining. I almost fell over laughing when he hauled out an ostrich feather and floated it down onto the floor tom to illustrate "feathering" on the bass drum. Ralph has a quartet of good jazz musicians who help illustrate jazz drumming in a musical setting. Ralph also emphasizes the importance of "Learning the Tunes," which is critical to any serious jazz musician of any instrument. You have to know the canon of jazz standards to play jazz effectively. Ralph teaches a course at the Berklee College of Music where the students learn to play 50 jazz standards. Right on, Ralph. His section on playing uptempo bebop tunes is worth the price of admission for just that chapter.
Ce dvd est un sommet de pédagogie et de musique pour les amateurs de jazz !!! Ralph Peterson a une approche basée sur la tradition et l'histoire. C'est une mine d'information sur les origines et le développement du phrasé et du positionnement du batteur ! Les moments de musique sont incroyables eux aussi ! Voici un dvd parmi les meilleures vidéos pédagogiques disponibles sur le marché, le contenu est vraiment généreux en plus.
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