Hudson Music releases Wicked Beats

(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-01-12)

Hudson Music releases Wicked Beats

Gil Sharone and Hudson Music are releasing a complete guide of Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae drumming on DVD this month. Clearing the misconception that exists between drummers that these groove styles are just too simple and do not have much to offer, Gil takes the viewer on a journey exploring the history of the genre while talking to those who helped create and shape each of these drumming styles.

Throughout the 11 extraordinary performances on this DVD, Gil demonstrates the concepts behind each beat, explaining classic “riddims”, which are essential for the feeling and life of the music and by breaking them down into simpler parts, so one can clearly understand its evolution. The DVD is accompanied by an eBook that includes transcriptions for each of the lessons, making easier for further study. Wicked Beats also aims to help develop discipline and endurance, enhance of feel and touch, strength of your inner clock and precision, build of coordination and dynamic control, development of a more confident sound and improvement of versatility, all the qualities that, when strengthened and combined, can push one to become a better drummer. Wicked Beats includes special appearances by reggae historian Roger Steffens, Jamaican drumming pioneer Lloyd Knibb of The Skatalites, reggae drumming legend Carlton “Santa” Davis and mainstream famous drummer Adrian Smith of No Doubt.

Formerly the drummer for “mathcore” band The Dillinger Escape Plan, Gil Sharone currently is a member of avant-garde metal band Stolen Babies. On Gil’s already impressive resume, he also supported Mark Hoppus's band +44 when Travis Barker broke his arm and performed on Maynard James Keenan's V Is for Vagina album by Puscifer. On this unexpected release of Wicked Beats, Gil not only demonstrates his appreciation for these Caribbean music genres but also acts as a personal tribute for the creators of these world wide known grooves.

You can watch the DVD trailer on the following link.

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