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Sound is unforgivable!
on May 15, 2006
First of all, let me say that I have been a student of Joe Morello for the last eight years and that the material in this DVD, which I already have on VHS is beautiful and extremely informative. Joe covers all aspects of drumming on the drum set and gets to the point unlike other recently heralded "gurus" of the drums.
HOWEVER, I would advise anybody to buy the VHS tape of this for several reasons. Firstly, the extras are just bogus. The excercises are isolated and you can slow them down which in my opinion is poorly done. Most importantly, the sound is for the most part distorted and there are several points where the sound actually cuts out. It seems to me as if this is the work of irresponsible, lazy technicians who transferred this to DVD who clearly were not listening to what they were doing. Obviously, this is an attempt on the part of Hot Licks to make more money for doing nothing to this DVD. In fact, they made it WORSE.