Studio musician and percussion editor Jim Payne presents this outstanding drum DVD on the basics of rock & blues drumming, assigning ‘singing drum sounds’ or solfege syllables to the five basic components of the drumset. Payne addresses holding the sticks, playing the bass drum, and traditional notation and singing syllables of the hi-hat, bass drum, cymbals and toms. Introducing rock and blues tunes with various grooves and tempos, he stresses an awareness of song form in maintaining one’s place in a piece of music. All on-screen samples are written in both standard notation and drum sounds. With the three-camera filming technique making every precise move easy to follow.