VIC FIRTH PRESENTS:
Excerpted from the critically acclaimed "COMMANDMENTS OF R&B DRUMMING" series, Vic Firth is happy to present "We Want The Funk" – a historical perspective on the grooves and drummers that shaped modern music.
Presented by Zoro and Daniel Glass, this series of video lessons will feature a new groove and transcription each week – starting in the 1940s when shuffles ruled the airwaves, through the dawning of drum-machine inspired hip-hop beats in the late 1970s.
Travel with us through this fascinating time as Zoro demonstrates and discusses each groove. Learn about the drummers who charted the course and the technique that goes into making the groove feel great!
|An introduction to the project|
About "The Commandments of R&B Drumming" Series:
| Available from Alfred Music Publishing, "The Commandments of R&B Drumming" series is
a historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming,
from the early years of rhythm and blues of the 1940s to soul to funk to hip-hop. Here are the products in this highly acclaimed series:|
Take the Historical Journey:
About the Artists:
Zoro is an internationally known rock star and the consummate definition of the rare man who marches to the beat of a different drum. One of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers, he has toured and recorded with Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Brown, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The New Edition, Jody Watley, Sean Lennon, Philip Bailey, Lisa Marie Presley, among many others.
Zoro’s worldwide appeal is evident from his numerous awards and accolades. He is consistently voted "#1 R&B Drummer & Educator" in Modern Drummer, Drum! and Rhythm Magazines. The author of several books, his current work-in-progress is destined to provide inspiration to readers of all ages for the fulfillment of dreams. The “Minister of Groove” has been the subject of dozens of print, radio and television stories for more than two decades.
He has been described as tenacious, dedicated, and passionate – qualities that stand out to anyone who crosses his path. Not your stereotypical rock star, Zoro is a positive role model whose example of hard work and clean living has served as an inspiration to generations.
For more information, visit Zoro online at www.zorothedrummer.com
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Vic Firth wishes to thank Dustin Ransom for the transcriptions to these tracks!