Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Rhythmic Construction of Dance Pop RB and Hip-Hop featuring Bashiri Johnson|
Director: Tim Landers
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
First call studio and touring musician Bashiri Johnson brings you the how-to when it comes to adding percussion to Dance, Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop tunes. Drawing upon his many years of laying down tracks with Gloria Estefan, ... more »
Not what I thought
L. V. Loman | Washington, DC | 02/22/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD didn't give me what I was looking for. The DVD seem to promote his CD rather than teach contemparary music rhythms. I felt that Luis Conte's "Studio Percussionist" was a much better learning DVD. Also, "Adventures in Rhythm" was pretty good, but keep your remote close because he moves fast."
H. Wilkinson | 11/15/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a shameless plug for Bashiri's own music. It provides next to nothing in terms of educational value, and the man himself should have thought a lot harder about the content before throwing it together.
It's surprising that LP allowed this DVD to be made and released, especially considering the generally informative and well made releases they have in the marketplace.
When viewed after a well put together and enjoyable tutorial like Luis Conte's 'Studio Percussionist` you soon realise what a waste of time Bashiri's effort is.
Bordering on Useless...
C. H. Jones | Raleigh, NC | 12/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
Either I completely misunderstood the target audience, or I'm a lot better at hand percussion than I thought! The percussion "techniques" on this DVD were about as basic/minimal as it gets. And I thought I was supposed to be gaining access to some "inside info"!
It looks to me like the "author" of this work (Bashiri Johnson) really seems to be much more comfortable as a stick (kit?) percussion player, and he really didn't exhibit much skill as a hand drummer (no traditional hand techniques such as slaps, no "standard" afro/cuban conga patterns such as tumbao, calypso, bolero, etc).
I really feel that my money was misspent on this product. So far the best investment I have made in video hand percussion instruction is the Kalani "Ultimate Conga/Bongo Jam" series; these DVDs are much more informative and useful for those who are qualified to swim in anything deeper than the kiddie pool!"