Steve explains hand and foot technique in unprecedented detail and gets to the core of what drummers need to know in order to improve their feel and technical skills. Segments Include: Hand Technique, Foot Technique, The Art Of Practice, Exercises, Licks and Phrases, Independence/Interdependence, and Implied Metric Modulations, plus four extended solo drum pieces.
Running Time Disc One: 2 Hours 35 Minutes
History of the U.S. Beat (Disc Two)
With the help of an all-star band, Steve explains the evolution of the drumset in U.S. Music, how the drumset was first used in all the major styles, and how closely related all the styles are. Segments Include: Early New Orleans Jazz, Big Band, Bebop, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Blues, Gospel, Rock, Funk, Jazz/Rock. In addition, Steve's group Vital Information plays seven complete tunes that feature applications of the techniques and complex rhythms explained in Disc One.
Running Time Disc Two: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
Special Features: Extensive bonus footage including alternate-take drum solos, a brilliant hi-hat solo and hi-hat tutorial, alternate take band performances, a camera-switching option, optional running commentary by Steve, a listening list, a reading list, and more.
Total Running Time: 4 Hours 38 Minutes
Frank Gambale - guitar,
Tom Coster - keyboards,
Baron Browne - electric bass,
Mark Soskin - piano,
Steve Marcus - sax,
Mike Pope - acoustic bass
Produced and Directed by Paul Siegel and Rob Wallis