Sick Drummer Magazine

Rhythmic Designs Book/DVD - By Gavin Harrison & Terry Branam
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 19:11

Hudson Limited, Hudson Music’s popular music education sub-label, is proud to announce the release of Rhythmic Designs: A Study Of Practical Creativity by Gavin Harrison and Terry Branam. The advanced book/DVD package has been created to provide contemporary drummers with a method for studying and developing the technical and musical skills required to perform today’s challenging, progressive drumming styles.

Rhythmic Designs expands on the groundbreaking polyrhythmic, polymetric concepts covered in Harrison’s previously published Rhythmic Illusions, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons books and videos by offering detailed analysis and transcriptions of twenty drum tracks from the recent Gavin Harrison & 05Ric albums “Drop” and “Circles” (featuring guitarist Robert Fripp and keyboardists Dave Stewart and Gary Sanctuary). Along with the 204-page book of note-for-note transcriptions and practice exercises, the double-sided companion DVD features more than two-and-a-half hours of video packed with descriptions and discussions of the drum parts, set-ups, tuning and recording process—plus six minus-drums, play-along tracks.

Terry Branam is a professional drummer, educator and author who has also become one of the most acclaimed drum transcribers in the world. His articles and meticulous, detailed, note-perfect transcriptions have been featured in leading print and electronic drum media, including Modern Drummer magazine and Gavin Harrison is a world-renowned drum artist who has performed and recorded with Porcupine Tree and King Crimson, appeared at major drum festivals around the world and topped the Progressive Rock category of the Modern Drummer Readers Poll from 2007 through 2009.

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Hudson Music DVDs, Book/Audio packages and digital downloads are sold at leading drum shops, music stores and online retailers. For more information, go online to or contact Hudson Music at: 212-643-1028


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