Written and produced by funk drumming specialist Jim Payne and really helpful by drumming greats Peter Erskine, Stanton Moore, Steve Smith, Zoro, and Bill Stewart, this multimedia package combines a wealth of practical ideas with modern technology to make it easier and more intuitive for drummers to learn new grooves and an essential drumming style. It includes a book with fully notated transcriptions and tips plus two DVDs with more than 200 QuickTime video and MP3 audio clips. In creating this package, Payne composed and video-recorded the grooves before transcribing them. The first half of the book, Sections 1 through 14, is organized in a sequential manner; moving from simple grooves to more advanced permutations. Sections 15 through 21 present additional patterns in a more organic and on occasion random progression. To further facilitate the multi-sensory learning process, a few of the beats are shown in both slow and fast versions. The speed of video loops will also be further reduced the usage of the standard software in QuickTime, which is very helpful for teachers and students. Despite the fact that Payne has included beats that make stronger the development of specific techniques that are required to as it should be and comfortably perform contemporary funk drumming patterns, another progressive aspect of the project is its relative lack of purely technical exercises.Creator Jim Payne has played, recorded and taught drums for many years and is the Creator of several books relating to funk drumming, including Funk Drumming, The Complete Book of Funk Drumming, The Great Drummers of R B, Funk Soul, and 100 Famous Funk Beats.