Learn To Play The Drums

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season

This educational series focuses on teaching the fundamentals of drumming. In each episode, a celebrity drummer will give instruction on how to play both famous and lesser known songs. There are also some stories and interviews featured about life in music.

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Session Drumming 101
7. Session Drumming 101
January 28, 2008
In Session Drumming 101, famed session drummer, Russ Kunkel, will guide you through the essentials of becoming an optimal session drummer. He addresses drumming principles such as listening techniques, blending with the band, and supporting and interacting with the vocalist. Russ also details drum tuning, drum microphones, warming up, session drumming ethics, co-writing with artists, and producing.
Only The Good Die Young
6. Only The Good Die Young
September 26, 2008
Only the Good Die Young was recorded by Billy Joel on the 1977 album The Stranger. In this iVideosongs title, iconic drummer Liberty DeVitto shows you how to play the shuffle feel and many of his improvised fills from the song he originally recorded. As the longtime drummer for Billy Joel, Liberty also shares details of his experience working and performing with the songwriter from the start of his career. Drummers will enjoy learning this classic from a legendary drummer known for his intense style. Drum notation is included for all video segments.
Just The Way You Are
5. Just The Way You Are
September 26, 2008
Just the Way You Are was recorded by Billy Joel on the 1977 album The Stranger. In this iVideosongs title, iconic drummer Liberty DeVitto shows you show to play the brush-style drum part from this Grammy Award-winning ballad. As the longtime drummer for Billy Joel, Liberty also shares details of his experience recording and performing with the songwriter from the start of his career. Drum notation is included for all video segments.
Jailhouse Rock
4. Jailhouse Rock
March 27, 2008
Jailhouse Rock was recorded by Elvis Presley as a single in 1957. In this iVideosongs title, legendary drummer DJ Fontana recalls his experience arranging the instrumental parts of this hit song, as well as performing with Elvis and Scotty Moore on movie sets, onstage, and in the studio. D. J. shows how to play Jailhouse Rock, including the contrasting mixed 8th and swing 8th note grooves along with the signature rhythm that make this classic instantly recognizable.
I Go To Extremes
3. I Go To Extremes
September 26, 2008
Run Time: 43:26I Go to Extremes was recorded by Billy Joel on the 1989 album Storm Front. In this iVideosongs title, iconic drummer Liberty DeVitto shows you how to play the groove which the song was originally written around. As the longtime drummer for Billy Joel, Liberty also shares details of his experience recording and performing with the songwriter from the start of his career. Drummers will enjoy learning from Liberty's intense style of playing which contributed to the signature sound of I Go to Extremes. Drum notation is included for all video segments.
Get It Right The First Time
2. Get It Right The First Time
September 26, 2008
Get It Right the First Time was recorded by Billy Joel on the 1977 album The Stranger. In this iVideosongs title, iconic drummer Liberty DeVitto shows you how to play the Steve Gadd-inspired drum part from this classic single which was released as the B-side of Just the Way You Are. As the longtime drummer for Billy Joel, Liberty also shares details of his experience recording and performing with the songwriter from the start of his career. Drummers will enjoy learning from Liberty's intense style of playing which is showcased in this classic song. Drum notation is included for all video segments.
Fire And Rain
1. Fire And Rain
July 15, 2008
Fire and Rain was recorded by James Taylor on the 1970 album Sweet Baby James. In this iVideosongs title, veteran musician Russ Kunkel shares the story behind his opportunity to record the drum parts on the original recording of Fire and Rain with James Taylor and the strides made in his career as a result. Russ also explains how he contours his parts throughout the song and breaks down each section. Drummers of every skill level will benefit from instruction by a musician and producer who has played with many noteworthy artists during a successful music career that has spanned several decades.
Description

This educational series focuses on teaching the fundamentals of drumming. In each episode, a celebrity drummer will give instruction on how to play both famous and lesser known songs. There are also some stories and interviews featured about life in music.

  • Premiere Date
    July 15, 2008