September MD cover artist Gil Sharone has built a career around his ability to navigate numerous styles in a convincing and authentic manner. If you don’t. Download Gil Sharone Wicked Beats – Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae Drumming dvd booklet, playalongs with cd disc for free without registration. Los Angeles native Gil Sharone is highly regarded as one of the most versatile . Gil Sharone’s ‘Wicked Beats’ is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming.

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There is so much well thought out information and insight included that this DVD could be a source of study for any drummer’s lifetime. You have to understand how it makes you feel, and internalize the pulse, the pocket, and get comfortable with those tempos.

An overview of all included material: He also sharoone that any player bwats through the book should not learn the patterns just from reading them. I’ve been playing reggae drums for many years now, and I know that there is a lack of quality material wickee there to teach others about reggae music or reggae drumming. While a good knowledge of some other genres is helpful, Sharone says that a strong understanding of feel may be the most crucial concept in developing an authentic reggae sound.


Because of this, there are a lot of drummers who do not know how to play reggae, and it is evident in their feel and sound.

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Coming up, it was just a part of me. Being raised in Los Angeles gave Sharone access to the best players in many styles, and he dove into ska and reggae with the same vigor as he did jazz and rock. Modern Drummer Festival Matt Starr on Mr.

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My hat is really off to Gil for being so knowledgeable and knowing the music so well. September MD cover artist Gil Sharone has built a career around his ability to navigate numerous styles in a convincing and authentic manner.

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This is basically a library of information within a tutorial on reggae drumming, music, history and philosophy. Early in his professional career Sharone got the chance to play with the multi-genre masters Fishbone.

Most of the educational videos and music I have seen over the years have terrible, honestly. When I wanted to dig deeper and see who invented this, I discovered the Skatalites and this beat that is so unique to Jamaican ska. If you want to really play reggae like a pro, this is the way to go. Now Sharone has partnered with Hudson Music to publish a companion book to his instructional DVD, Wicked Beatswhich offers a historically based approach to reggae, ska, dub, and most other Jamaican drumming styles that have evolved since the s, with an emphasis on feel and style.


His explanations are perfect, and his reggae drumming is VERY powerful. Gil plays along with traditional Nyabingi drummers a real treatand he lets them explain Nyabingi philosophy, drumming as well as the purpose of the drums themselves.

This DVD addresses all of that.

Gil Sharone’s Wicked Beats Book

From that point on, the entire DVD encompasses shaone you will need in order to play old school and modern reggae. Among the features of the Wicked Beats book are copious ad-lib variations, historical photos and information, and a recommended discography. I am amazed at how much information is packed into this single DVD.

The first portion of this video addresses the origin shaorne reggae music through the Nyabingi rhythm and philosophy. Add Wicked Beats to your library today!