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Benny Greb The Language of Drumming
Benny Greb The Language of Drumming
Actor: Benny Greb
Director: Christian Striboll
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2009     3hr 12min

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 overtur...  more »


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Actor: Benny Greb
Director: Christian Striboll
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals
Studio: Hudson Music
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/17/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 12min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, German

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The language of drumming
Brune Benoît | France | 03/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great dvd, well thought, very original and with a lot of exercices given to devellop your creativity, your expression on drums. Shot in beautiful landscapes, really well done, funny and accessible to everyone, only the very bases are required, and still interesting to advanced drummers. A clear method, with a natural progression from the simplest concept, the "letters", to a more advanced one, "talking". Over 3h of great drumming, cool grooves and funny stuff. When humor and pleasure match with learning.One of the best dvd I ever watched. Benny Greb rules!"
Simple AND complex, fun, and genius
Andrew Van Velsor | 06/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Benny Greb is a genius. He applies all the variations of sixteenth note and triplet rhythms to all sorts of excercises through clapping, pad & sticks, and eventually to the drumset.

However, you really do need to know the basics pretty well. Reading music is not necessary, but would be very helpful.

Drummers who are stuck! You don't know how to make your drumming better and are stuck on an intermediate level. This DVD opens up an endless number of complex rhythms in a way that's easy to understand, but at times, hard to apply.

Beautiful, funny, smart, and very helpful.

I recommend."
Brilliant Instructional DVD
John Ellison | 04/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Benny Greb has put together a system for teaching drumming that allows players to go beyond the acquisition of technique so that they can conceptualize the notes they play as part of the larger conversation of music. Greb presents exercises and playing examples in a variety styles and settings (the videography is quite beautiful). Playing solos, duets, and ensemble pieces, Greb proves that his methods work in any playing situation. His on-camera personality is very relaxed and enjoyable."
Takes some of the mystery out of drums
TripleTaurus | Tampa, FL | 11/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an intermediate student. I felt a little stuck in my playing... like I wasn't sure what my next step was. So when I saw the Benny Greb was coming in town for a clinic, I bought a ticket and purchased the DVD hoping for a little inspiration. I was not disappointed.

This video is going to change my life for sure. I've only had it for a week, and I am happily learning and playing the rudiments (not my most favorite part of my practices). The "rhythmic alphabet" is a brilliant concept that is SO simple and easy to remember. Assigning words to odd groupings is a ridiculously simple concept, but is REALLY helpful. The exercize he gives using your voice and clapping is awesome... now I can practice drums while I'm in the check-out line, waiting at the doctor's office or stuck in traffic. The concepts in the video literally give you unlimited amount of ideas to draw upon.

For the seasoned drummer, you may not consider this DVD groundbreaking, but I guarantee you it will help you to become more creative and a better player. For the beginner/intermediate student, it will take some of the mystery out of drumming."