Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Ed Soph
Director: Sandy Feldstein
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Musical Time: A Source Book for Jazz Drumming, a must for anyone serious about playing musical time in a jazz setting. Drummers with little experience in this style of playing will begin with the correct concepts and techn... more »
For beginners ONLY!
Robert C. Valverde | Los Angeles, CA | 03/24/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing some of Ed Soph playing on samples of the DVD and reading that it was for beginners to seasoned players, me being a seasoned player, I was interested in it and purchased it, but after seeing it I was VERY dissapointed in it being that it is very basic and should be listed as for beginning players only. I found out that there is a book and cd that this DVD is a supplement to and basicly just talks about what's in the book. So, no need for the DVD."
Buy the book first.
B. R. Young | Birkenhead, Auckland New Zealand | 01/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ed Soph is a master teacher and a master drummer. His work is always immpeccably prepared and valuable to anyone who takes the time to check it out. The essence of his material here is to be found in the BOOK/CD of the same name. This is clearly shown on the book cover and also the dvd cover ie we can read about it on-line.
As consumers we have become used to having the most impressive stuff on the dvd, and the book as a back-up. In this case, it works the other way round. One could describe the material as being in the "Beginner to Intermediate" range and the cover could have made this clearer.
However Mr Soph covers details that even some advanced players/teachers are not always aware of, so it's worth checking out regardless of level.
The DVD is really like a follow up lesson to make sure you approach the book correctly. When one considers that you can buy the dvd for less than half the price of the average drum lesson, it's well worth a look.