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1) Learn and Master Drums, by Dann Sherrill
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What You Get:

12 full-length DVDs (22 sessions, numerous tracks)

5 full-length CDs, containing 70 "active" jam tracks w. possibility to turn drum track on or off

112 pages detailed workbook

Numerous supplemental files online (songs, music, tips and tricks)

Online members forum

Unlimited online help

Suitable For:

All levels:
   Beginner , Intermediate , Advanced , Professional.
   Also suitable for Children
of 8 years and above.

Compatible for both PC and Mac.
Also playable on CD and DVD players (No need for a computer).

Lowest Price:

Physical Version: $249

Download Version: Not Available.

Learn and Master Drums offers Easy Payment plans. The programs can be purchased at up to 5 payments of $49.

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Risk: Order Security + Guarantee:

No Risk, Full money back guarantee.

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Learn and Master Drums provides a 60 days, No questions asked money back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with the course, just return it and receive a 100% refund - No questions asked.

This is REALLY our way of doing business. Two thumbs up!

What We Think:

Which style do you want to focus on?
If you want to focus mainly on Rock Drumming, you might want to read HERE about The Rock Drumming System, but if your focus is on other styles or you want to be a multi-style drummer, you won't find a better course than this one.

This course is definitely the best all-around drum lessons course we could find. From our experience, it truly outshines the other drumming courses in both Quality and Quantity of material. The course is very comprehensive - yet extremely easy to learn from. Putting it simply: Learn and Master Drums emerged from our test as the King of "learn drums" courses.

With 12 full-length DVDs stocked with excellent video files and covering multiple styles, 70 high quality jam tracks and a very effective workbook, the program is extremely comprehensive. However, its forte is even more in the Quality of the material than in its Quantity. It is very effective, very well-rounded and easily wins our #1 ranking, even at its admittedly high price.

Learn and Master Drums is a very well structured program. It combines a fully illustrated workbook, with visual and audio training via DVDs. Everything falls neatly into place, blending fun with results. The program enables a complete novice to start playing almost instantly, while allowing a seasoned pro to run through it the umpteenth time, honing his/her drumming skills and constantly improving.

The program is based on three massive pillars:

  • The DVDs form the backbone of this course. They are the best we've seen on any program. Period. The 12 DVDs take you by the hand and guide you step by step in your learning. 11 DVDs contain 22 learning sessions, then there's a bonus DVD. Each session contains several chapters, and presents a concept that is a fundamental aspect of the art of drumming.  The first 12 sessions are designed to be worked on in a sequence, where each session builds on the previous one and gradually enhances your skills. The last 10 sessions represent different stylistic approaches to drumming, that will spur your creativity. Dann Sherrill does a commendable job here. His teaching is clear, concise and very thorough. Unlike some other courses, he first teaches the concepts and ideas, then demonstrates how to perform them - slowly at first, then building up speed - and stresses all important details and possible mistakes and pitfalls. He goes into detail on every aspect of drumming - from holding the sticks, through assembling the drums and continues to highly advanced drumming techniques. Each session provides practice chapters, where by following Sherrill's instructions you can practice what you just learned. All in all, the DVDs teach just about every thinkable subject related to playing the drums
    Video quality is top-notch, with excellent camera positioning to best capture Barrow's playing.
    Beginner students will appreciate the steep learning curve this course provides: it enable you to progress very quickly, and actually start playing in a very short time. More advanced students will appreciate the breadth and depth of
    the course. It contains so many lessons, tips and tricks that the DVDs cover a full year's worth of lessons (and that's before you start going through them a second time).

  • The 5CDs with the 70 Jam-Along tracks are a real treat. These "active" tracks enable you to play the tracks with the drums track turned on or off. The tracks mixed with drums tracks off also provide a nifty metronome sound to help you time your playing. The jam tracks enable you to progress gradually from following and imitating Sherrill's playing, to playing by yourself, even ad-libbing with the other instruments backing your playing. Probably the nicest part comes after you master the skills, play the songs with the drums track on again and try to outplay Sherrill (while possible this is a hard feat - he certainly knows how to play)! To further help you play, the beats for all songs are listed in the workbook. As with the DVDs, the songs in the CDs are varied, gradually grow in difficulty from true beginner to highly advanced, and cover a very wide range of genres - Blues, Rock (Early rock, Basic rock, 60s rock and Modern rock), Soul, R&B, Jazz and Brazilian music.

  • The thick and fully illustrated book complements the DVDs beautifully. It follows all DVD sessions, provides theory, drum charts and beats and provides deeper understanding of the DVD lessons. It also provides beats for the Jam-Tracks in the CDs. Although this course naturally revolves around the DVDs, the course's book alone can be considered as an excellent drums playing course. We truly admire its thoroughness.

  • Although this course is based on physical DVDs, CDs and book, it also provides access to an online members resources area containing excellent supplemental material. This section enables you to learn to play new songs and music, read sheet music, and learn tips and tricks. It also enables you to post recordings of your playing, for other members to listen to and score. It is amazing - and some members play like complete pros!

  • The members area also provides an active and vibrant members forum for you to communicate with fellow drums students and post your questions to the course organizers, including Dann Sherrill himself. We checked, and although the course is brand-new, the forums are already vibrant with numerous posts, Q&As, discussions and debates initiated and answered by course students and by Sherrill.

The DVDs and book teach you gradually, step-by-step, everything about playing the drums: 

  • Assembling, setting up and tuning the drum kit

  • Positioning - Sitting posture, high and low heel positioning, holding the sticks...

  • Using the bass drum

  • Double Bass drumming

  • Tuning and playing the Hi-Hat

  • Reading music - sheet music, drum charts, even writing your own charts

  • Soloing tips

  • Professional tips and tricks

  • Different drumming styles: Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Swing, Reggae, Funk

  • Drum Rudiments

  • Improvising and ad-libbing

  • Advanced musical concepts

  • Classic drum concepts

  • Improving timing and precision

  • The Moeller method

  • Playing a shuffle

  • Playing with brushes

  • Drum Fills

All in all, the course provides both practical "how to" techniques and music theory, and advanced tips and tricks, plus you can immediately practice everything you learn by playing great songs.

The course excels both in teaching to play using sheet music, and in teaching to play by ear. While it is important to know to play from sheet music, in essence drumming is all about ear playing: You hear a new song on the radio - and you can play it; You remember a song you loved in your youth - and you can go play it; You're in front of the drums and your friends throw a song's name - and you give them your interpretation of it. Jazz, Rock and Blues drumming would be nowhere without ear playing. This course stands out in teaching you how to train your ear and play by it.

 

Learn and Master Drums is a fully featured and very comprehensive drumming course. It provides the best all-around drums tuition we know. If you take your drumming seriously, and want to either focus on one playing style or grow to be a well-rounded drummer capable of different styles - this course is almost a must-have. If you can't shell out its price, the course provides easy payment plans splitting the payment to up to 4 installments. For the price of one drumming lesson a month, you obtain a course that will provide both fun and learning for years to come.

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Course Reviews:

1. Learn and Master Drums

2. Rock Drumming System

3. Drumming Made Easy

4. Begin Drumming

5. Music Master Pro

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