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Learn To Play Drums: In the Pocket - Drum Lesson DVD

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Learn Valuable Insider Tips From Drummers With Over 30 Years In The Industry!

How do you know if you're "in the pocket?" Following the tremendous success of his debut DVD "Extreme Drum Set Techniques", Randy Van Patten s teamed up with top drummer Jeff Lutz to answer that question with his follow-up DVD, In the Pocket.
From jazz, funk, rock, blues, to the Bossa Nova and Mambo, Randy and Jeff explore varied concepts and explain techniques that allow you to lock in with other band members and play in the pocket. Through Randy and Jeff s unique approaches to drums, and insight from several seasoned musicians, you ll quickly develop an understanding of how to play in the pocket for any musical style.
Knowing the feeling, getting in the groove, or clicking with other musicians doesn t come easy.  It s not a tool or a lesson. It s a concept that Randy and Jeff explain in detail and provide examples, while at the same time, making it fun. With almost two hours of instruction and conversation, In the Pocket is a must-have for your back pocket.
Randy Van Patten s background includes years of live experience, session work, drum clinics and many years of private drum instruction. 
Jeff Lutz is a working drummer and instructor with over 30 years experience, and has performed with Cher, Buddy Greco, and Wayne Cochran & the C.C. Riders.

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  • Actors: Randy Van Patten, Jeff Lutz
  • Directors: Randy Van Patten
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Vanz Drumming
  • DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B004EF1NGC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,173 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NBO on January 15, 2011
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Randy Van Patten is a talented guy. No question about it. He plays with technique and feel and seems to get even better with age. I liked his first (2007) DVD, and decided to give this one a try. An instructional DVD needs to meet several "requirements". First it must meet production standards for video, audio, editing, etc. This DVD, like his first, is pretty well produced (in some cases almost "over-produced" or over-processed -- 8" rack tom sounds almost the same as a 16" etc). Next there must be content worthy of the viewers time (and money!). Though Randy's first DVD met the bill, this one does not. Imagine every tired, over-used cliche you've EVER heard about drumming. Repeat each 10 times with no additional explanation, and you have a sense for what this DVD is, .....entirely.
"Play to a metronome". "Learn to play to a "click"". "Play "in the pocket". "Lay down the groove." "The drummer is the foundation of the band." "I can't really explain what "in the pocket" means. It's more of a feeling". Yada, yada, yada. Ok, we get that (got that long ago). Finally, the "talent" in a DVD needs to have some personality that connects with the viewer. Randy has this. He's quirky at times to be sure, but he has it. This DVD includes LOTS of cameo appearances from all sorts of folks you've never seen before (local talent types, the dime-a-dozen types) that simply repeat all the cliches using their (no doubt vast) experience to emphasize the points. Yeh, we got that already.....lay down the groove. OK. All these cameos simply dilute the exposure to RVP's playing and ideas with no alternative payoff. It such a problem that you begin to wonder why RvP put his name on this.
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