"Groove Alchemy reflects the program that I have put myself through to improve my
own funk and groove playing. It's a groove boot camp that will vastly increase your
knowledge of classic grooves ? and more importantly, will also ignite your
imagination and make you a funkier and more creative drummer."
On the 3-hour Groove Alchemy DVD, Stanton presents a historical overview of some of
the most important drum grooves in history, showing the basic elements and
conceptual development of each groove. He then shows you how to learn from the past
and develop your own complete vocabulary for creating new funk grooves and patterns
on the drumset.
Starting with an in-depth study of the James Brown drummers Clyde Stubblefield and
Jabo Starks and Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, Groove Alchemy goes far beyond a
mere history lesson by applying Stanton's concepts for making your own playing more
creative, musical, and funky.
Topics include using variation and style combination to create new grooves, using
rhythmic structures and clave ideas for advanced drum set vocabulary, hi-hat
concepts, getting creative with backbeat grooves, a look at how to develop swing and
shuffle grooves, and more.
Intercut with the educational segments, Stanton's trio also performs new tracks from
their latest CD (also called Groove Alchemy, Telarc Records), showing how many of
the grooves discussed are applied directly to the music. Bonus features include
slow-motion segments of key grooves.
The Groove Alchemy Book/Audio package covers the same topics in an even more
comprehensive fashion, containing transcriptions of all of the historical grooves,
plus all of Stanton's creative expansions and applications of them. The book
contains over 600 examples, all of which are demonstrated on the included MP3 CD.
The package also contains four play-along tracks taken directly from Stanton's new
Groove Alchemy CD. These are some of the same songs performed on the DVD, so, using
both products together, the student can watch and listen to Stanton perform, and
then try the songs for themselves.
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