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  • Actors: John Blackwell
  • Directors: Rob Wallis, Paul Siegel
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Hudson Music
  • DVD Release Date: February 10, 2003
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008K9HV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,625 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

John Blackwell, world-class groove master and drummer with Prince, offers his approach to developing the amazing technique he has become know for, including key exercises that he used as a student, and still uses today, demonstrations with bassist Baron Browne, performances with his great band, Matrix, and more. Includes brilliant performance footage from the Modern Drummer Festival 2002 and studio footage that features Baron Browne. Segments include: Heroes and Influences, Practicing, Teachers, Building a Solo, Single-Hand Rolls, Single-Pedal Technique, Building a Groove, Shuffles and a detailed demonstration of his incredible Stick Twirling Technique. Included is footage of John s entire performance at Modern Drummer Festival 2002 with Matrix.

Customer Reviews

By this fantastic funky DVD.
Jennifer Aubrey
He is also a font of knowledge when it comes to the history of great drummers and, in one fascinating discussion connects the dots of influences back to Baby Dodds.
Victoria Tarrani
On top of being an incredible drummer, he is extremely humble and so sincere and thoughtful in everything he says.
Patrick Harbauer

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Tarrani on December 2, 2004
This DVD starts out somewhat slow, but once the teaching starts you'll learn some amazing techniques. I'll preface with the fact that Blackwell's overall style and approach does not match the direction in which I am going, but he is a master drummer who is also deeply intellectual and highly effective when it comes to imparting knowledge.

Among the "secrets" I learned was how to do single-handed drum rolls. I've carefully studied Buddy Rich for years and could never come close to his single-hand roll technique. However, Blackwell shows how to do it is a straightforward manner. In less than two days of practice I have it down. That alone is worth many times the price of this DVD, but there is more. If you've ever heard Blackwell play you'd swear that he is using a double bass pedal. Not so - his amazing bass pedal work is single pedal, and he shows how to achieve the same speed and bass groove in the same straighforward manner as he did with the single-handed rolls. It comes down to doing coordination exercises with your sticks and fitting in the bass patterns. Simple on the surface, but extremely effective.

Throughout this video I learned one technique after another. Blackwell does not jealously guard his secrets - indeed, he is effusive in giving credit to his many influences - and he comes across as sincerely interested in sharing them. He is also a font of knowledge when it comes to the history of great drummers and, in one fascinating discussion connects the dots of influences back to Baby Dodds. Another thing I enjoyed (and learned from) is his ability to recreate the style of drummers who influenced him, then combine those styles into composite solos.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 2003
John is one of the great drummers out there. He has an amazing groove and chops like I have never seen. This dvd shows both. The foot technique section is worth the price the of a 2 disc set. There is a lot of playing on this dvd. John is an incredibly nice man that clearly wants to share as much as he
can. There is a section on showmanship and stick twirling that I have never seen on any video or dvd. It is great and after watching it a few times, I was able to start doing. I highly recommend it for any drummer serious about playing the
drums. It is well worth the money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By tom on December 12, 2003
this dvd has it it all. great angles, great sound and incredible playing. i have learned alot watching this over and over. john is a great guy and that comes across as well. his groove is amazing and his chops are too. this dvd is well worth the money. every drummer should have it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By j garr on December 22, 2007
In looking for drum technique DVDs, I look for DVDs where the drummer teaches you clearly what he is demonstrating on the set. John is a fantastic drummer. However, the "teaching" side of the DVD is weak. This is true particularly compared to the gold standard of teaching DVDs like Steve Smith's and even Tommy Igoe's Groove Essentials. John doesn't slow down much of what he is doing, so whatever you pick up will be a full speed. So, it is better if you are a highly advanced, professional level drummer.

That said, watching this DVD I picked up some amazing things to imitate -- his amazing ambidexterity with the high hat; why play it with the right hand when it's on the left side of your set -- just play mainly with the left hand. Also the single handed roll and bass techniques are amazing and advanced.

Buy it only if you are an advanced drummer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jlbjr on June 8, 2005
As I was watching through this dvd the thing that really stood out is blackwell's personality and great technique. He truly put it all out there in his dvd my own drum teacher could not show me the one handed roll as effectively as blackwell did and he covers so much that you can watch this dvd again and again and still learn something new from it. Along with the great special features of different viewing angles it is a great dvd. Buy this dvd and start grooving.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Harbauer on October 5, 2007
John Blackwell is an absolute inspiration. He is so in the pocket his grooves just make you want to dance. This DVD is a must for any drummer who loves to groove because merely observing John play teaches you more than can ever be expressed with words. On top of being an incredible drummer, he is extremely humble and so sincere and thoughtful in everything he says. It is very interesting to hear him explain who all of his influences are and share his ideas and how he developed all of the showmanship he has. My advice to any serious drummer is to buy this DVD and observe the master as he plays.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ross88 on June 15, 2012
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John is the man and this dvd shows you why. Goes through all his influences so you can explore them for yourself. Breaks down his techniques. Just plain great!
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