The Hudson Music Groove Alchemy drum instruction 2-DVD set includes instructional and performance footage featuring the Stanton Moore Trio. Much of it was filmed on location at Levon Helm's Ba... Click To Read More About This Product
The Hudson Music Groove Alchemy drum instruction 2-DVD set includes instructional and performance footage featuring the Stanton Moore Trio. Much of it was filmed on location at Levon Helm's Barn, during the recording of the trio's latest release.
In Groove Alchemy, Stanton teaches a method for percussion groove creativity. The first step in this process is to study and learn some of the classic beats from the greats, and he focuses on Zigaboo and James Brown's drummers in this process. Moore also includes a smattering of other famous funk and rock grooves. He then moves to ways in which to internalize this material and make it your own, with sections about groove creativity, variations on the Hi-Hat, grooves with clav, playing in the cracks, swing, shuffles, and more.
Stanton Moore bio excerpts from stantonmoore.com:
Born and raised in New Orleans”and living there still, when he's not on the road”drummer Stanton Moore is very much a product of geography, culture and creative networking. He grew up in the thriving music scene of his hometown that included Professor Longhair, Doctor John, the Meters and countless other Big Easy mainstays.
He stays very involved in education, constantly teaching private lessons in New Orleans and on the road. He was a contributing writer for Drum! magazine and is currently a regular writer for Modern Drummer, which featured him on their April 2004 cover. Showing a rare versatility, he appeared (within the same year) on Heavy Metal Grammy nominees Corrosion of Conformity's In the Arms of God, Irma Thomas' After the Rain and Robert Walter's Super Heavy Organ. In 2005, he launched a signature line of cymbals with Bosphorus Cymbals and a signature drum stick with the Vic Firth stick company.
Despite some severe property damage and other personal setbacks in the aftermath of Katrina, Moore was quick to lend a hand to other drummers in New Orleans by donating cymbals and other gear to musicians whose equipment was damaged by the storm. He has also played a number of benefit concerts in the past year to help raise money for Katrina victims. He recently spearheaded the Tipitina's Music Workshop to work with young and developing musicians in the New Orleans area. The workshop will focus on the preservation of New Orleans music and culture and will host a rotating cast of well known local and national musicians to work with the attendees. He continues to play dates throughout the Big Easy as well as globally with an ever-evolving cast of musicians: John Scofield; Karl Denson; George Porter, Jr., and Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters); Charlie Hunter; Warren Haynes; John Medeski and John Wood (of Medeski, Martin and Wood); Donald Harrison Jr.; Robert Walter; the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Corrosion of Conformity; and Irma Thomas to name a few.
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