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Pat Petrillo's Complete Drum Workout
Complete Drum Workbook
Tiger Bill Reviews Pat Petrillo's Book and Video
In view of the fact that Pat Petrillo can be considered a 'complete' drummer, having worked in various musical fields including jazz, pop, R&B, and Broadway shows, it's not surprising that he has released a video titled Complete Drum Workout and a companion book Complete Drum Workbook. After catching Pat's Drum Clinic (see the sidebar), I was interested to see what Pat would include in his series.
Because the book (which includes an audio CD) contains the same material as the video, I review them together.
Section 1: Hand Exercises
If you're a beginner, you'll especially benefit from having the video as well as the book. This will allow you to see exactly how Pat executes each technique.
Section 2: Groove Variations and The Bass Drum Rhythm Sheet
Section 3: Ghost Note and Beat Displaced Grooves
Section 4: Fill Ideas
The Complete Drum Bottom Line
Also, in view of the fact that the video is only 90-minutes long and the book contains only 28 pages, I would have opted for a title such as Pat Petrillo's Drum Workout as opposed to 'Complete' Drum Workout as a more accurate description of the contents.
However, none of the above detracts from the overall usefulness of the material, which is extremely practical stuff that any working drummer can use on a daily basis.
Beginners and intermediate players would benefit most from the purchase of both the book and video, while experienced players should do just fine with the book/audio CD alone.
The Complete Drum Workout retails for $29.95 and the Complete Drum Workbook retails for $24.95. Both are available directly from Pat's Web site. (See the sidebar.)
Until next time: Stay Loose.
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