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Thomas Lang: Creative Control


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  • Actors: Thomas Lang
  • Directors: Robert Wallis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, German
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Hudson Music
  • DVD Release Date: February 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 314 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001K2OSK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,525 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Thomas Lang presents the unique and innovative system that he has used to develop his awesome speed, control, finesse and coordination-a step-by-step system that will allow you to hone your drumming chops so that you can play more effectively, in any style of music. Advanced technique for hands and feet, Applied rudiments and orchestration, Dynamic foot control, Sticktricks and showmanship, Ergonomic mechanics on the drumkit, Advanced interdependence and coordination, Multi-pedal orchestrations, Creative and pad practice, Twin effect pedal playing and practice method, Contemporary groove concepts.

Customer Reviews

Thomas is PHENOMINAL!
RJ Smith
Movement and Mechanics is great for solos, and Stick Tricks, is also amazingly beneficial for jazzing up your solos.
Michael
For any drummer at any level outside of absolute beginner, I would strongly recommend this DVD.
Mark Fitzpatrick

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo on June 26, 2004
Format: DVD
Thomas Lang is a traditional grip drumset player who is technically the most advanced drummer I've ever heard. His command over the drumset is impressive and his playing impeccable. He is a combination of Virgil Donati, Dennis Chambers and Buddy Rich in one.
This double DVD production has tons of exercices for hands and feet and invaluable ideas for today's drummers. It covers everything form rudiments to cross-sticking. His last solo is memorable. Five stars, no doubt!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Owen Cunningham on January 31, 2005
Format: DVD
In reading the reviews that have already been posted I can't help but agree with all of them, the positive and the negative. Certainly the DVD production values are first-rate, and Thomas is extraordinarily good at what he does. On the other hand, there is a definite deficiency in the musicality of the songs he chooses as examples; with the exception of two tracks from Gianna Nannini's amazing album "Aria," everything is very cheesy, rudimentary, and unmusical. Thomas does not demonstrate or seem interested in jazz music (which is fine by me; I'm a metal/rock drummer anyway), so syncopation does not get a lot of air time. Instead Thomas's style seems to be based almost on translating Philip Glass minimalism into percussion -- he assigns repetitive groups of notes to his off-limbs (right hand, left foot) and layers over them a very standard-sounding 4/4 groove with his remaining limbs. Granted, the technique can be very impressive and sound really cool (especially with contrasting odd-meter patterns in the off-limbs), but it starts to feel limited after a while.

This is the first drumming DVD I have purchased, so I don't have a lot to compare it against. I'm certainly glad I bought it, and have not only enjoyed watching it, but also seen my own playing benefit by attempting to incorporate some of the exercises into my practicing. I'm almost certain you will be able to say the same things about it if you bought it (unless of course you're a jazz/blues drummer).
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 28, 2004
Format: DVD
Thomas Lang is the Buddy Rich of our generation. This DVD blew away any other instructional DVD I have ever seen -- much less purchased. Not only is Thomas incredibly, mind-bogglingly talented (I've heard him referred to as a drumming alien with a a brain in each of his four limbs -- OR as the "David Beckham" of drumming -- I assure you BOTH are correct!) but the Acid Pro software that allows you to slow down the DVD without changing the pitch so even beginners can play along is the coolest! With 5 hours of material plus downloadable transcriptions -- you will be busy with this one for a while! BUY IT!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jlbjr on June 8, 2005
Format: DVD
I purchased this dvd a while ago and finally sat down and watched the whole thing and was completely in awe of lang's technique. I am a jazz drummer and have implemented some of his practice regimens into my own. I also have finally broken down and after viewing this bought a double bass pedal which has made practicing much more fun for me. I believe this dvd will help with your technique no matter what style you practice and seeing thomas lang's control and mastery definitely has me back in the woodshed practicing more which is what a dvd should do. Two thumbs up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2004
Format: DVD
Thomas lang can break down everything into simplest form. He can do everything that he does with his hands with his feet and vis - versa. Very good to learn technical finger manuvers. Also very good for technical foot manuvers. I DEFINETLY recomend getting this dvd for people a little on the advanced side, it really helps.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2004
Format: DVD
Thomas is a truly talented musician who manages to share his immense skill and techniques. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this dvd if you want to dramatically improve your drum skills. He manages to explain the most difficult techniques very simply. The dvd has plenty tips for musical situations WITH PLENTY OF GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE. Well worth the money. Cheers Tom! ! !
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael on June 5, 2005
Format: DVD
Just a warning - If you don't have a double bass, you might feel a bit ripped off. When I saw Thomas in clinic I instantly got this DVD, watched it and felt it was kinda useless boring, and his voice ticked me off. Then, months later I sat down, determined to learn some stuff off it. Whoa... I am so glad. Movement and Mechanics is great for solos, and Stick Tricks, is also amazingly beneficial for jazzing up your solos. I felt a bit left out with all the double bass stuff in there (I remain defiant not getting a double bass), but still there were about 4 chapters that had nothing double bassish in it. The DVD is great in a sense that it is all transcribed in PDF form, but you need a DVD on your computer to view it. To epitomize, if you've got a double bass you will love this DVD, if you don't, you'll still like it, but you won't gain as much from it.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Brad Byers on February 7, 2005
Format: DVD
This is a great dvd for a youngster learning about technique and chops and how to "smoke" other drummers with your licks. But if you are an older 21+ musician who believes in the music first, you might not be too impressed. There is nothing wrong with the approach Lang has; he's creative and original in many of his ideas, I just wouldn't recommend too many of these licks while you're playing onstage. The guitar player might turn around and say "what the F#@% are you doing!"
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