Alfred Music Publishing has added two new-to-dvd educational videos to its catalogue: Anton Fig and Paul Wertico have been added to Alfred\'s artist dvd series. The first gives insights into the world of making music and surviving as a professional musician. The second focuses on a jazz great\'s mental and physical approach to the drumset.
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Anton Fig \'In The Groove\' is a dvd by Anton Fig, one of the world\'s most visible and versatile drummers. He has held down the drum chair on the Late Show with David Letterman for the last 23 years and played with everyone from Miles Davis to Steve Winwood and James Brown.
Anton Fig has also performed and recorded with an incredible roster of artists including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Mick Jagger. In this dvd, Anton talks about time, communicating through music, the nuances of different styles, constructing a beat for a song, and what it takes to play on the Late Show.
Paul Wertico Long-time drummer for the Pat Metheny Group, Paul Wertico is widely acknowledged as one of the premier players in jazz drumming.
\'Paul Wertico\'s Drum Philosophy\' dvd delves into Paul\'s unique approach to the drumset, which is as much mental as it is physical.
Paul Wertico\'s analysis of the performances included in the dvd will give you great insight into the philosophy he employs when he sits down at the drumset, covering topics such as stick technique, approach to soloing, ghost notes, practicing, listening, and interacting with other musicians.
Also featured are in-studio ensemble performances of original songs, followed by in-depth discussion and analysis.