The DVD documents Mike Portnoy’s innovative drumming in the highly acclaimed fusion/progressive metal music of Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment.¶ßDisc Oneß features music from both CDs by Liquid Tension Experiment. Mike performs 8 songs/segments and breaks down parts from each, explaining how to develop a “toolbox” of fills and patterns to draw from. Featured right through is exclusive footage of the making of the first LTE album, in addition to rare live footage of the band.¶ßDisc Twoß makes a speciality of the music of Dream Theater. Mike performs 11 songs/segments from the °Falling into Infinity° and °Scenes from a Memory° CDs and isolates the drum parts from each song. He discusses playing in atypical-time signatures, developing double bass technique, soloing and a lot more. Includes exclusive live footage of Dream Theater from their 1998 World Tour.¶ßSpecial DVD Features:ß 2 bonus, live performances ¯ one by Dream Theater and one by Liquid Tension Experiment! Over twenty minutes of new footage! Also a full-length remark by Mike · a camera switching option · a photo gallery · and more! DVD Running Time: 190 minutes. The book is a should for every Portnoy fan, and features note-for-note transcriptions of nine drum performances hand-picked by Mike, including classic music by Dream Theater, spanning from their 1992 release °Images and Words° through their 1999 masterpiece, °Scenes from a Memory°. Some of Mike’s most memorable drum performances from songs such as “Metropolis Part 1,” “6:00,” and “Hell’s Kitchen” are featured. Also included in its entirety is the legendary 17-minute “When the Water Breaks” from °Liquid Tension Experiment 2°, and in the end, every note from the 31-minute epic “The entire Above” from Transatlantic’s amazing °SMPTe° album. Features include: over 90 minutes of music transcribed note-for-note · performance notes by Mike · detailed transcription notes for each song · handwritten charts used by Mike in the studio · and diagrams of the drum kits that Mike used on each recording. Includes improbable photos right through.