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Todd Sucherman – Methods & Mechanics II (DVD)

Credit: Recording, Mixing, Mastering

  • Methods and Mechanics II won the 2012 Drummie Award
    for Best Instructional Drum DVD in DRUM! Magazine
    and “Best in Show” at  NAMM in Los Angeles.
  • “Finally a sequel that lives up to the original…Five Stars”
    – Rhythm Magazine UK
  • “Five Stars”
    -Modern Drummer Magazine

Methods and Mechanics II: Life on the Road, Songs, Solos, Stories and Lessons takes us on a multi faceted, enlightening and entertaining ride that goes well beyond basic instruction.

Sucherman delivers another “must have” production that encompasses the technical, musical, philosophical and career advice needed to navigate and succeed in today’s musical landscape. Hit the road with Sucherman and get a glimpse of life on a big rock tour and see how musical and personal professionalism meet in real world applications.

Methods and Mechanics II includes:

  • 15 song performances with analysis and breakdowns featuring the music of Styx, Taylor Mills and Jerry Goodman
  • Styx live performances on tour
  • Several solo improvisations
  • Extensive look at ghost notes
  • Hand exercises and applications
  • Odd phrases with paradiddles
  • Career conduct and navigational philosophies
  • Melodic song form practice ideas
  • Concepts for practice routines
  • Rhythmic bending
  • Overcoming nerves
  • Recording session manners
  • Gear and monitor tips
  • “Quick Tips” and “Professional Suggestions”
  • Blooper reel
  • Extras
You will also learn how to navigate through all aspects of life on the road – airplanes, hotels, town cars, the tour bus, luggage (while remaining sane!).