New York, NY (October 12, 2011) —Hudson Music is thrilled to announce the release of its second product with top drummer Todd Sucherman (Styx, Brian Wilson, Jerry Goodman, Spinal Tap, Eric Marienthal). The Methods and Mechanics Companion Book is based on Todd's first award-winning DVD release of the same name.
Co-authored and transcribed by drummer/educator/journalist Brad Schlueter, the book ($19.99) contains note-for-note transcriptions of Todd’s amazing performances on 8 songs and five drum solos. The songs represent Todd's playing with Styx, Jerry Goodman, and Taylor Mills. All eight songs, as well as four play-along tracks, are contained on the included CD. Covering every note of each song and solo, the amazingly detailed transcriptions are accompanied by analysis and practice suggestions from both Todd and Brad. Also included are bonus lessons on Todd’s approach to double bass drumming and applying rudiments and hybrids to the drum set. This package presents an unprecedented educational analysis of the approach that has made Todd one of the most in-demand and popular rock drummers on the scene today.
“Todd’s playing represents both great chops and incredible feel, and all intermediate- to advanced-level drummers will benefit from checking out this material,” said Hudson Music Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini. “Hudson is thrilled to have this book as a follow-up to Todd's new DVD, which we released earlier this year.”
“I've had so many requests for a companion book to the Methods and Mechanics DVD, and I'm excited to team up with Hudson Music to finally present it,” said Todd. “Brad Schlueter was my co-author–we've known each other since the early ’90s and he knows my playing so well. His skill and attention to detail in his transcriptions are truly astonishing. I hope drummers find the materials challenging and ultimately rewarding.”
Todd Sucherman: Methods and Mechanics Companion Book/CD
by Todd Sucherman and Brad Schlueter
Book/CD, book: 128 pages
Release Date: November 8, 2011
Item #: 321269