A revolutionary addition to drum education, this DVD presents the method created and used by internationally-acclaimed drummer Benny Greb to develop his awe-inspiring creativity, musicality and technique. From the overture and opening credits to the movie-within-a-movie menu, viewers of The Language Of Drumming will immediately sense that although they re watching a drumming DVD they may well be seeing the beginning of a new era in music education. Beyond its amazingly clever concepts, beautiful sets and Academy-award worthy production values, this groundbreaking two-disc set also presents odd European drummer Benny Greb and his advanced approach to making music that raises the art of drumming to an entirely new level. As Greb explains in his initial on-camera comments, learning to play the drums is like learning to speak a language. Greb makes the point that knowing a couple of basic drum beats and fills is like knowing only some standard phrases in a language; they won t allow you to communicate clearly or have a full, interactive conversation in practical situations. Greb s carefully thought-through solution and a quantum leap in drum education is to learn the language of drumming by starting with its smallest components: the individual letters of the rhythmic alphabet. Greb then introduces his revolutionary 24-character system and shows how to use the basic binary and ternary rhythms to develop timing, technique, dynamic keep an eye on and speed… even the traditional drum rudiments. Covering hands and feet, with and without a practice pad, he quickly progresses from simple alphabetical exercises to more intricate examples of words (rhythmic phrases) and syntax (sentences and vocabulary) on the full drumset. The second disc goes on to include a vast amount of additional information, from practical discussions about the importance of listening, building fills and solos the usage of standard improvisational forms, and developing better time and expanding rhythmic comfort zones through creative use of a metronome to rather more esoteric examples of finding new and alternative sounds on the drumset. During all of the presentation, Greb flawlessly performs exercises and patterns that illustrate his theories even as referring to the comprehensive archive of printable PDF charts and exercises that are included on the discs. The double-DVD also features several drum solos as well as Greb s performances with master percussionist Pete Lockett and the Benny Greb Brass Band plus a wealth of bonus material and is recommended for all drummers (from beginners to professionals) and drum teachers. Also includes a comprehensive archive of printable PDF charts and exercises, additional drum solos, performances with percussionist Pete Lockett and the Benny Greb Brass Band, a full size poster, and more.
Develop timing, technique, dynamic keep an eye on, and speed with this revolutionary DVD
A revolutionary addition to drum education, The Language of Drumming DVD presents the method created and used by Benny Greb, the internationally acclaimed drummer that helped him develop his awe-inspiring creativity, musicality, and technique
Lessons feature explanations and demonstrations of how Greb’s 24-character “rhythmic alphabet” can be used to develop timing, technique, dynamic keep an eye on and speed – even the traditional drum rudiments – covering hands and feet, with and without a practice pad, and the full drumset
The instructional DVD includes a comprehensive archive of printable PDF charts and exercises, additional drum solos, performances with percussionist Pete Lockett and the Benny Greb Brass Band and more
Running time: 3 hours, 12 minutes