John Blackwell: Technique Grooving and Showmanship (2002)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music  |   Run Time - 240 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Drummer John Blackwell, who developed his sharp, funky style playing with Patti LaBelle and Prince, shows off some of his secrets in this educational program. In John Blackwell: Technique Grooving and Showmanship, the drummer discusses his key influences, demonstrates exercises which can help hone your chops, explains the fine art of constructing a solo, and shows how to put more groove and style into your performances. The video also includes footage of Blackwell in action with his jazz-funk ensemble, Matrix.

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concert-footage, drums, funk-music, jazz, music-lessons, percussion-instruments, techniques