Todd Sucherman returns with a fantastic follow-up to his multiple award winning DVD “Methods and Mechanics.” Filmed in Hi Definition, “Methods and Mechanics II: Life on the Road, Songs, Solos, Stories and Lessons” takes us for an enlightening and entertaining ride that goes well beyond basic instruction. It’s another “must-have” DVD from Todd that encompasses technical, musical, philosophical, and career advice needed to navigate and succeed in today’s musical landscape – the DVD allows you to hit the road with Todd and get a glimpse of life on a big rock tour!
“Methods and Mechanics II” includes:
– 15 performances with analysis and breakdown, featuring music by Styx, Taylor Mills and Jerry Goodman
– Styx live performances
– Several solo improvisations
– An extensive look at ghost notes
– Hand exercises and applications
– Odd phrases with paradiddles
– Melodic song form practice ideas
– Concepts in practice routines
– Rhythmic Bending
– Tips for overcoming nerves
– Recording session etiquette
– Gear tips
– A fun blooper reel
Also, learn how to navigate through all aspects of life on the road – airports, airplanes, hotels, town cars, the tour bus, luggage – while remaining sane! In fact, there are so many topics covered on this DVD, “Methods and Mechanics II” can be neatly summed up as “Infodrummertainment!”
Without a doubt, “Methods and Mechanics II: Life on the Road, Songs, Solos, Stories and Lessons” raises the bar for instructional DVDs. The 4-hour 2-DVD set will be released by Hudson Music on September 15, 2011. In addition, Hudson Music will release the “Methods and Mechanics” book from Todd’s first DVD, which will include a CD of all the performances. Transcriptions and articles from the book will appear in Modern Drummer, DRUM, Drumhead, as well as a number of European publications.
ABOUT TODD SUCHERMAN: Todd has held the drum chair for the multi-platinum band STYX for fifteen years, while continuing to work with artists like Brian Wilson, Spinal Tap, Eric Marienthal, John Wetton, Peter Cetera and Falling Wallendas. He was voted #1 Rock Drummer in Modern Drummer’s 2009 Readers Poll, and won “Best Instructional DVD” that same year. He continues to tour, record, and perform clinics at drum festivals all over the world.
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