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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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 wifked. 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.

Wicked Beats

Most of the educational videos and music I have seen over the years have terrible, honestly. In Memoriam — Lenny DiMuzio.

This is basically a library of information within a tutorial on reggae drumming, music, history and philosophy. 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.

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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. Add Wicked Beats to your library today!

Among the features of the Wicked Beats book are copious ad-lib variations, historical photos and information, and a recommended discography. 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.

I’ve been playing reggae drums for many years now, and I know that there is a lack of quality material out there to teach others about reggae music or reggae drumming. You have to understand how it makes you feel, and internalize the pulse, the pocket, and get comfortable with those tempos. The first portion of this video addresses the origin of reggae music through the Nyabingi rhythm and philosophy.

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He also emphasizes that any player working through the book should not learn the patterns just from reading them. From that point on, the entire DVD encompasses everything you will need in order to play old school and modern reggae.

Matt Starr on Mr. If you want to really play reggae like a pro, this is the way to go. 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.


I am amazed at how much information is packed into this single DVD.

Wicked Beats – Reggae, Rockstady & Ska (Book/Video)

September MD cover artist Gil Sharone has built a career around his ability to navigate numerous styles in a convincing and authentic manner. Coming up, it was just a part of me.

Early in his professional career Sharone got the chance to play with the multi-genre masters Fishbone. An overview of beqts included material: Modern Drummer Festival Will be used according to our Privacy Policy.

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This DVD addresses all of that. His explanations are perfect, and his reggae drumming is VERY powerful.

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.

My hat is really off to Gil for being so knowledgeable and knowing the music so well.