By Radim McCue Published February 5, 2010
Rick Latham has raised generations of drummers with his highly celebrated method books Advanced Funk Studies (now celebrating it’s 30 anniversary as a global best seller) and the successful follow up, now a modern drumming lexicon Contemporary Drumset Techniques.
In his new 3-disc DVD package entitled All About The Groove it’s perfectly clear why he is considered one of today’s top studio and touring drummers as well as an educational “Groove Guru” of sorts. This groundbreaking multimedia package not only includes over 5 hours of dynamic instructional HD video and pristine digital stereo sound but also comes complete with 16 downloadable play-along audio tracks (minus drums), which are all explained in depth throughout the DVD, a 37 page printable e-book, plus snare drum and practice pad exercises and Rick’s personal list of additional study and listening recommendations. One of the 3 discs also features, a very innovative, “Viewer Select Camera Options” feature, which enables the viewer to alternate between three different angles for greater understanding. This is a first for an instructional drum DVD and is just one of the many features that aid Latham in delivering his masterful concepts and techniques with unparalleled style. An essential for drummers of all skill levels, it’s “All About The Groove” by Rick Latham. Produced by DrumChannel.Com and distributed by Alfred Music Publishing. MSRP $39.95