Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Dave Weckl The Next Step|
Actor: Dave Weckl
Director: Glenn Mangel
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Dave concentrates on time playing, constructing a groove, beat displacement, cymbal technique, phrasing, creating a drum part, playing in odd times, and soloing. This DVD also features three performances of songs from Cont... more »
Dave Weckl is the man!
Ray Wright | 09/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To all you drummers out there that need a new direction in their playing, this for me goes beyond your expectations. I've never even thought about playing in odd time let alone in 5/8, 7/8 and 9. He breaks it down and shows you the easier way to feel and count it. Also he has his solos and playing with trax. He also talks about "backwards" playing and playing dead on the down and going around the groove. You have to watch this in order to really appreciate this great video. If you are new to Dave or already know what he's all about tackle this one."
The Next Step - The Bext Step
Rohan deSouza | Bombay, India | 11/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A super one from Dave. This is one the best instructional video and is a must buy after his initial 'Back to Basics' video. It's the answer to all those 'How does he do that! ' queries and an essential tutorial for any drummer serious on progressing. Kudos to Dave for bringing out such wonderful learning material."
Brett Weir | Portland, OR USA | 02/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I guess I liked this video more than the other reviewers did. Weckl's first vid, Back to Basics, is excellent in every way, and I think a lot of people compare The Next Step to it, rather than consider the material alone. I loved, for instance, his triplet exercises between the hands and feet. When he does it up-tempo, you realize that that's basically all he does while he solos: he goes in and out of triplets, sixteenths, and thirty-second notes. It's still tough as hell, but at least we understand how he's doing it.Most helpful, though, is his explanation of how to approach odd time signatures. Even advanced drummers typically can't "feel" nine, seven, or five, and Weckl offers some great tips on how to think of them in a musical, half-time feel. Good stuff. I still use the cowbell click track he uses when I practice odd meters."