These eBooks together present an incredible amount of challenging practice material in all styles, almost like a college course in modern professional drumset playing. Not only a companion to the Hudson DVDs, the book works as a stand-alone course of study as a way to allow you to incorporate the concepts of many of today s leading players into your approach. Included is a DVD containing one hour and 15 minutes of clips pulled from the Hudson DVDs referred to in the book, indexed for ease of reference, making this a complete educational package. Included are drumming greats Jason Bittner, John Blackwell, Keith Carlock, David Garibaldi, and the entire artists from the Modern Drummer Festival 2008: Will Calhoun, Ndugu Chancler, Gavin Harrison, Simon Phillips, Thomas Pridgen, Dafnis Prieto, Derek Roddy, Todd Sucherman, Bill Stewart, and Billy Ward. We hope that this book serves a couple of different purposes, said Hudson Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini. This is a companion workbook to all of our DVDs, presenting the eBooks in an attractive new format that can reside in your library and be referred to whenever working with any of the DVDs. It is usually an out of this world stand-alone product that allows you a glimpse into the key concepts of the entire amazing players contained herein. Because we wanted to ensure the product worked on its own, we have included a three-hour DVD containing selected clips from the original DVDs. In any case, we hope that working from a book/DVD package such as this one might allow you to gain inspiration and knowledge about the work of one of the crucial drummers that perhaps you currently don’t know very much about. Maybe you are a big fan of David Garibaldi already, but haven t yet discovered Aaron Spears. This package can expand your awareness and abilities on the instrument in a big way. A second book/DVD package, . Lessons with the Hudson Greats, Vol. 2, featuring different artists, will be released later in 2013.