Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ginger Baker Master Drum Technique|
Actor: Ginger Baker
Director: Hot Licks
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
A unique chance to study with an all-time drum legend! The great rock drummer takes you through a wide range of techniques, from paradiddles, beat displacement, and tom-tom technique through African rhythms, double-bass dr... more »
Todd E. Mayer | 08/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a guitarist, not a drummer, but I purchased the Boss DR880 drum machine for some upcoming projects and needed to learn as much about drums as possible.
I bought other videos & teaching aids, but nothing was more helpful and interesting than this DVD with Ginger Baker. Of all drummers, Ginger Baker's style has intrigued me the most, so that has a lot to do with why I found it interesting. Buy it. If you like Baker's style you will not at all be disappointed. toddm7atcomcas"
Vahagn Hayrapetyan | Copenhagen, S Denmark | 12/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To understand Ginger Baker's playing style (as opposed to merely copying it), one has to understand (at least) 3 things: 1) Drum rudiments, both as a tool of developing technique and as musical elements (applied to the drum kit); 2) African-inspired polyrhythmics; 3) Ambidexterity.
This DVD has information on all three, presented by the man himself. It is also well-annotated and has a section with slowed-down beats to help break the stuff apart. Also interesting are the parts where Baker discusses drum tuning, plays alongside a music number, and introduces a couple of creative sound effects by re-arranging some of the elements of his kit.
For anyone interested in gaining - and appreciating - essential rock drumming skills with a musical, artistic touch this is a must. Fans of Ginger Baker will buy this DVD because of his accent alone."